BORNO: Suicide bomber kills 3, Injures 7 in Konduga

Ahmadu Khali, a local security official, said if the bomber were to move further within the crowded area, the casualties would have been much greater.
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In a Saturday suicide attack in northeastern Nigeria, at least three people were killed and seven wounded.

In the town of Konduga in Borno State, the bomber, a woman, targeted a crowded area, a local government official told newsmen.

The bomber snuck into the area and detonated her explosives. Three people are dead,” the official said, requesting anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

In about seven months, this was the first such assault in Konduga, which is situated only about 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the Boko Haram terror group's main base.

Ahmadu Khali, a local security official, said if the bomber were to move further within the crowded area, the casualties would have been much greater.

Police officers did not respond immediately to the request for comment from the THE GAZETTEB NEWS.

No group has claimed responsibility, but Boko Haram, responsible for many similar attacks in Nigeria, is blamed by residents.