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At least 26 killed, 28 injured as suicide bomber attacks mosque in Maiduguri

File: A man lies in state hospital bed as he receives treatment for injuries sustained following a bomb blast that left dozens dead and many injured in Maiduguri, on March 8, 2015. Three bombings in northeast Nigeria's largest city of Maiduguri killed 58 people on March 7, 2015 and wounded 139 others, the area police chief said. Niger and Chad on March 8, 2015 launched major ground and air strikes in northeast Nigeria against Boko Haram, after the militants formally pledged allegiance to the Islamic state group in Syria and Iraq. AFP PHOTO
File: A man lies in state hospital bed as he receives treatment for injuries sustained following a bomb blast that left dozens dead and many injured in Maiduguri, on March 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI

A Suicide bomber on Saturday sneaked into a mosque along Ali Kotoko road, Maiduguri and detonated his vest, leaving 26 dead with 28 injured.

The incident took place at about 3:45pm when Muslim faithful were performing their Laasar prayers.

Unconfirmed report said that apart from the explosion in the mosque, another explosion rocked the Monday Market area.

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