Nigeria Bomb Kills More Than 30, Wounds 80
At least 32 people are dead and 80 others were wounded after an explosion Tuesday in Nigeria.
The blast struck a market after sunset in the northeastern city of Yola. No one has claimed responsibility. But NBC News says the explosion was the work of a suicide bomber.
Nigerian officials believe the Islamic militant group Boko Haram is connected to the attack. Boko Haram has killed thousands of people as part of its campaign to try to turn Nigeria into an Islamic state.
Most victims were selling food or passersby, said police official Othman Abubakar.
The dead and wounded were taken to hospitals, where family members gathered. Others waited with friends for information about missing relatives.
The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, sent sympathy to family members of the dead late Tuesday and called the attack "callous."
This was the first suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria in several weeks.
Nigeria recently stepped up its fight against Boko Haram with the help of the United States and French militaries. Nigeria's military has reported killing and capturing possible suicide terrorists.
Earlier this month, President Buhari told Nigerian troops that Boko Haram's forces "are very close to defeat."
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1.Nigerian officials believe the Islamic militant group Boko Haram is connected to the attack. Boko Haram has killed thousands of people as part of its campaign to try to turn Nigeria into an Islamic state.
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2.Earlier this month, President Buhari told Nigerian troops that Boko Haram's forces "are very close to defeat."
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这起炸弹袭击于傍晚发生在约拉东北部的一处市场内 。目前，尚不清楚此次炸弹袭击的幕后主使 。但已有消息称，制造这场悲剧的是一位自杀式袭击者 。
尼日利亚政府表示，此次袭击与“伊斯兰国”组织所属的“博科圣地”恐怖组织有关 。“博科圣地”恐怖组织为了将尼日利亚变为“伊斯兰国”的领地，已经杀害了数以千计的无辜民众 。
警方发言人Othman Abubakar称，大部分的遇难者为市场小贩和路人 。
袭击事件发生后，遇难者和受伤群众已被紧急送往医院 。其他家属也在焦急地等待着失踪亲人的消息 。
在美国与法国所派遣军队的帮助下，尼日利亚已开始加强对“博科圣地”组织的打击力度 。尼日利亚军方表示已击毙和抓获大批有嫌疑的自杀式袭击者 。