19 Dead, More Than 50 Injured As Suicide Bombers Hit Fish Market In Maiduguri

Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria killing at least 18 people.

Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said.

Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them.

The bombers struck on Friday evening in the town, which lies some 30km (18 miles) south-east of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri. Wider reports of the attack only emerged on Saturday.

Some reports speak of 19 dead 18 civilians and a soldier.

A least 50 more were injured. Boko Haram continues to launch attacks in the face of claims by the authorities to have defeated the group.

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