June 18, 2018

Update: At Least 17 Dead in Potiskum Bomb Attack

Update: At Least 17 Dead in Potiskum Bomb Attack

At least 17 people died in Nigeria after a bomber set off explosives on Tuesday at a bus station in the northeastern town of Potiskum, residents and witnesses said.

The bomber pretended to be a passenger at a bus station before detonating the explosives they carried, Musbahu Mukhtar, a driver who witnessed the blast, said by phone. “I have seen 17 corpses, at the Potiskum General Hospital,” he said.

Saadatu Ibrahim, another resident, said earlier at least 10 people were killed. Potiskum was also hit by an explosion on Sunday, when a girl bomber killed at least seven people at a mobile-phone market. Read more

 

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