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Published: Saturday July 5, 2014 MYT 10:50:02 PM
Updated: Saturday July 5, 2014 MYT 10:50:58 PM

Suicide bomber kills five outside northeast Nigeria mosque

MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber targeting worshippers in a mosque in a remote village in northeast Nigeria killed five people and wounded dozens, a security source said on Saturday, in an area where Islamist insurgents are mounting near daily attacks.

A security source, who declined to be named, said Muslims in the village of Konduga were observing Friday prayers when the pickup truck drove towards it. A local vigilante group stopped the truck to inspect it and the bomber then detonated the bomb a few metres away from the mosque, he said.

(Reporting by Lanre Ola; Writing by Tim Cocks)


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