2019 Borno bombings

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2019 Borno bombings
Part of the Boko Haram insurgency
Nigeria - Borno.svg
LocationBorno, Nigeria
Date17 June 2019
TargetFootball fans
Attack type
Suicide bombings
WeaponsSuicide vest
Deaths30 (+3 attackers)
Injured40+

On 17 June 2019, three suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga village in Borno State, Nigeria, killing 30 people and wounding over 40.[1][2] The blast targeted football fans watching a game in the hall.[3] One of the suicide bombers was blocked from entering the hall by the owner then there was a heated argument to which the bomber detonated his explosives. This attack is the biggest mass killing this year by suicide bombers in Nigeria.[4]

A group returning from a funeral in the Borno region was attacked by a suspected Islamist group on July 28, 2019. At least 65 people were killed. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Boko Haram group often carries out such attacks in the region.[5]

Responsibility[edit]

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram. One of the group's bases is close by in Maiduguri.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suicide blast kills football fans in Nigeria". 2019-06-17. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  2. ^ CNN, Bukola Adebayo. "30 dead in triple suicide bomb blasts in Nigeria". CNN. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  3. ^ "Nigeria suicide attack: Triple blasts kill at least 30 in Borno". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  4. ^ "Triple suicide attack kills at least 30 in northeast Nigeria". Reuters. 2019-06-17. Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  5. ^ "Suspected Islamists kill at least 65 in northeast Nigeria - state TV". Reuters. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  6. ^ News, A. B. C. "30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match". ABC News. Retrieved 2019-06-17.