Bomb blast targets military patrol in Nigeria | world | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 25, 2017-Tuesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Bomb blast targets military patrol in Nigeria

A bomb targeting a military patrol exploded in northeastern Nigeria on Monday, causing damage to a vehicle but no injuries, a military spokesman said, adding an Islamist sect was suspected.

world Updated: May 31, 2011 15:15 IST

A bomb targeting a military patrol exploded in northeastern Nigeria on Monday, causing damage to a vehicle but no injuries, a military spokesman said, adding an Islamist sect was suspected.

"There was a bomb blast this morning around 7:30 targeting one of our patrol teams in the city," said Abubakar Abdullahi of the blast in the city of Maiduguri, where a series of such attacks has occurred.

"One of our vans was substantially damaged, but none of our men were injured. We made three arrests of suspects in connection with the attack."