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The toll is expected to go up as many of the injured may not survive, officials said.

31 killed in suicide bombing, grenade attacks in Nigeria town

Sun, June 17, 2018 19:03

ABUJA, June 17, 2018 (MENA) - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack in a town in northeast Nigeria, ABC News reported quoting a local official as saying on Sunday.

Two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in an attack bearing all the hallmarks of Boko Haram.

Following the suicide bombings, the militants fired rocket-propelled grenades into the crowds that had gathered at the scene of the attacks, driving the number of casualties higher.

A local government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the death toll. “The latest death toll is now 31 but it may increase because many among the injured may not survive,” he said.

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