26 killed in suicide attack inside Nigeria mosque: Police

  • AFP, Maiduguri
  • Updated: May 31, 2015 01:25 IST

A suicide bombing in a mosque in northeast Nigeria's key city of Maiduguri killed 26 people and injured 28 others who were at afternoon prayers on Saturday, police said.

"A suicide bomber strapped with an IED exploded himself in Alhaji Haruna Mosque" in the Monday Market area, said Aderemi Opadokun, police commissioner of Borno state, of which Maiduguri is the capital.

"Twenty six people were confirmed dead while 28 were injured," he told journalists.

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