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On 22 March 2017, at approximately 4:30 a.m, a series of bomb blasts occurred in three locations in the Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, Nigeria.[1][2] The blasts occurred at the Muna Garage Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.[3]

2017 Maiduguri attack
Part of Boko Haram insurgency
Nigeria Borno State map.png
Location of Borno State in Nigeria
LocationMaiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
DateMarch 22, 2017
Attack type
bombing
WeaponsBomb
Deaths8
Non-fatal injuries
20

The attacks, which were unleashed by five people at different locations, resulted in the deaths of at least 8 people and injured 20 people.[1] Among the dead were four suspected bombers and four Nigerian IDPs.[3]

No terrorist group immediately claimed responsibility for the explosions, but terror group Boko Haram may be responsible for the attack as Maiduguri has been attacked by Boko Haram previously.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Suicide bomber kills 10 in northeastern Nigeria market". thisdaylive.com. Archived from the original on 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  2. ^ CNBC (2017-03-22). "Blasts kill 4, injure 18 in northeastern Nigeria, police say". CNBC. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  3. ^ a b Ahovi, Isa Abdulsalami (23 March 2017). "Five suspected bombers, three IDPs die in Borno multiple blasts". Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  4. ^ "Multiple bomb blasts rock Nigeria's Maiduguri". aljazeera.com.