BREAKING NEWS: Female Suicide Bomber Blows Herself Up At Baga Road, Maiduguri [IMAGES]

Scene of the bomb blast
image: Fatima Askira
A blast rocked a bus station in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Monday [Jun 22], a civilian vigilante assisting the military against Boko Haram and a local resident told AFP.

Heavy casualties were feared after the explosion near a fish market in the Baga Road area of the city at about 3:50 pm (1450 GMT), said vigilante Danlami Ajaokuta.

Scene of the bomb blast
image: Fatima Askira

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Two girls blew themselves up on Monday near a crowded mosque in northeast Nigeria's biggest city, killing about 30 people, witnesses said. It is the fourth suicide bombing this month in Maiduguri, which is the birthplace of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.

Fishmonger Idi Idrisa said one teenager exploded as she approached the mosque crowded with people from the nearby Baga Road fish market, performing afternoon prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.

The second teen appeared to run away and blew up further away, killing only herself, he said.

Civilian defense fighter, Sama Ila Abu, said he counted at least 30 corpses as he helped to collect the dead. Both men said there were many injured being sent to the hospitals.

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