2018 Konduga bombings

On Friday 16 February 2018, a triple suicide bombing occurred in Konduga, Borno State, northeastern Nigeria.[1] Two suicide bombers detonated their explosives at a busy fish market at about 8:30pm.[1] Four minutes later, a third bomber exploded nearby.

2018 Konduga bombings
LocationKonduga, Borno State, Nigeria
DateFebruary 16, 2018 (2018-02-16)
8:30pm
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths17-22
Injured22-20
AssailantsThree suicide bombers (one female and two male)

The attacks killed between 17[2] and 22[1] people and injured between 22[2] and 70.[3] One of the bombers was female, while the other two were male. Those injured in the attack were taken to a hospital in Maiduguri.[2]

The incident was not reported until the next day.[4] No-one claimed responsibility for the attack, but jihadists Boko Haram have carried out major attacks in Konduga before (including massacres in January and February 2014 ) and since (including a triple suicide bombing in June 2019).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d AFP. "Trio of suicide bombers kill 19 in northeast Nigeria". www.timesofisrael.com. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  2. ^ a b c "Police confirm 18 killed, 22 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno". TODAY. 2018-02-17. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  3. ^ "Nigeria: three suicide bombers kill at least 20 people at market". The Guardian. Maiduguri. 2018-02-17. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  4. ^ "Nigeria: Suicide bomb blast kill at least 18 for Konduga, Borno". BBC News Pidgin (in Nigerian Pidgin). British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2020-07-03.