Three bomb blasts rocked the northern Nigerian city of Gombe Wednesday [Jul 22] evening at two different bus stations, witnesses told Reuters.
The first two explosions occurred at a busy Dadin Kowa motor park a mosque as people went for prayer, two witnesses said. The blasts, suspected to be from Improvised Explosive Devices worn by suicide bombers, occurred at about 7p.m. The explosions took place minutes apart.
The third blast occurred nearly two hours after the first attacks, as residents searched through hospitals for their loved ones who may have been affected by the motor parks attacks.
According to AFP, Wednesday evening multiple bomb blasts claimed at least 40 lives.
#BREAKING More than 40 feared dead after bomb blasts in Gombe, NE Nigeria: police— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) July 22, 2015