At least 47 dead in northeast Nigeria bomb attacks

(VOVworld) - Three bombings killed at least 47 people in northeast Nigeria's largest city of Maiduguri on Saturday.

At least 47 dead in northeast Nigeria bomb attacks - ảnh 1

A Nigerian army armoured car gives cover to Chibok women as they walk along a road in Chibok, northeastern Nigeria, on March 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO

Many children were among the dead and at least 50 others were wounded in the explosions that hit two crowded markets and a busy bus station.

Head of the fisherman's union, Abubakar Gamandi said the first bombing was made by a female suicide attacker claiming the lives of 18 people and the second blast rocking the popular Monday Market killed 15 people.

The third blast hit a used car lot which is attached to the busy Borno Express bus terminal.

The bombings took place when Nigeria and its neighboring Cameroon, Chad, and Niger are jointly increasing raids on Boko Haram.

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