Many fatalities when car bombs explode in Maiduguri, Nigeria

The first car bomb that exploded in the busy marketplace in Maiduguri did not cause many casualties, but a second car bomb was detonated when many people rushed to the scene to assist the injured. At least 51 people were killed. The number of injured is not reported. Although the attack occurred in the birth place of the armed group Boko Haram and is the latest in a string of deadly assaults in this West African country, Boko Haram has not claimed responsibility.

Due to on-going unpredictable attacks in the north and northeast, all travel to this area should be avoided, if possible.

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