30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match

International

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed by a suicide bomber.

The victims had been watching a soccer match on television Sunday night in the town of Konduga in Nigeria’s Borno state.

Usman Kachalla, head of operations at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said Monday the attack took place about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Maiduguri.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility though the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group based in nearby Maiduguri.

Kachalla said that about 40 other people were wounded and taken to nearby hospitals.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Clear

Abbeville

45°F Clear Feels like 40°
Wind
10 mph N
Humidity
67%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A clear sky. Low 38F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
39°F A clear sky. Low 38F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph NE
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Scattered Clouds

Crowley

42°F Scattered Clouds Feels like 35°
Wind
13 mph NNE
Humidity
76%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low 37F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
39°F Clear skies. Low 37F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph NE
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Clear

Opelousas

41°F Clear Feels like 34°
Wind
15 mph N
Humidity
77%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low near 35F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
39°F Clear skies. Low near 35F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph NE
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Few Clouds

Breaux Bridge

45°F Few Clouds Feels like 38°
Wind
15 mph NNE
Humidity
74%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A clear sky. Low 38F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
39°F A clear sky. Low 38F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph NE
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Clear

New Iberia

46°F Clear Feels like 39°
Wind
18 mph NNE
Humidity
73%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low around 35F. Winds light and variable.
39°F Clear skies. Low around 35F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
5 mph ENE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full

Sidebar

Trending Stories