4 Killed In Borno Mosque Suicide Bombing

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At least four people were killed in Borno state on Thursday in a suicide blast at an open-air mosque, militia and refugee camp officials told AFP.

The suspected Boko Haram bomber was disguised as a worshipper and detonated his explosives at a camp for people displaced by the insurgency in Dikwa, a town 90 kilometres (55 miles) east of Maiduguri, the state capital.

“Early this morning a suicide bomber killed four people and injured 15 others when he detonated his explosives as people gathered to pray at the ‘1,000’ camp in Dikwa,” militia leader Babakura Kolo told AFP.

An official at the camp said that “the attack by a male suicide bomber happened at 5:17 am (0415 GMT)”.

“We lost four people in the attack and 15 others sustained injuries and are in hospital receiving medical care,” he said.

Dikwa is home to more than 70,000 displaced people from the war-torn region who live in several camps scattered across the town, relying on food handouts from aid agencies to survive.

The attack came two days after a suicide bomber killed five militia members fighting Boko Haram jihadists in the town of Konduga, which lies 35 kilometres southeast of Maiduguri

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