3 Apr 2015

7 killed, 15 injured in Gombe bomb attack

Seven persons are reported dead after an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, was set off at a busy motor park along Bauchi road, in Gombe state, Thursday evening.

A witness said the IED was brought into the motor park by a female attacker who disguised as a passenger.
“She hid the bomb inside a bag and disguised as a passenger, she kept the bag and pretended to be making calls, suddenly, there was a loud bang, we don’t know whether she also died, but I saw at least seven bodies before I left the place,” our source said.
He also said he saw 15 persons injured in the blast, which he said took place at about 8:30pm.

Although no one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, extremist group, Boko Haram has carried out several suicide attacks in motor parks in Gombe state, often using young female bombers.

Credit: Sani Tukur/Premium Times



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