Twin blasts at mosque in northern Nigeria kill at least 24
Police say at least 24 worshipers have been killed in an attack on a mosque in northern Nigeria.
Adamawa State police spokesman Othman Abubakar says an explosion occurred during prayers Tuesday afternoon and many people died as they fled and were caught by a second blast.
Abubakar says the scene in Mubi has been cordoned off by anti-bomb squads and security personnel.
Residents said they saw a young man wearing a suicide vest entering the mosque with the worshipers. One resident said the mosque’s roof was blown off.
Many are blaming the Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremist group for the attack.
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