48 killed, dozens injured in bombings at market in northeastern Nigeria


At least 48 people have been killed and dozens left injured in two simultaneous bombings in a market in north-eastern Nigeria on Thursday, according to media reports.

One of the two blasts was allegedly triggered by a female suicide border, while the other took place through a bomb hidden at the market in Gombe.

The explosions went off during a busy afternoon period at the market and at least 58 people were left wounded, a Red Cross official said.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the group behind the attacks is suspected to be Boko Haram, as they have previously carried out suicide and bombing attacks on markets and bus stations in Gombe and other northern Nigerian cities.

Boko Haram in recent weeks has been blamed for a series of brutal attacks that have left hundreds of people dead in Nigeria. The group pledges full allegiance to ISIS.

The Nigerian military so far has been unable to control the frequent attacks by Boko Haram.