Showing posts with label explosions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label explosions. Show all posts

Sunday, December 29, 2013

No one hurt in twin explosions in Dagestan - Interior Ministry of Russia

The interior ministry of Russia’s North Caucasian Republic of Dagestan has refuted reports that five people were injured in a twin blast near shops in the town of Derbent.

"According to our data, no one was injured in both explosions," a ministry spokesman told Itar-Tass on Sunday. Earlier in the day, a source in the local police told Itar-Tass that five people had been wounded in an explosion near a liquor store in the town of Derbent. Another source said that one more explosion had occurred near another shop, where no one was hurt.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Just In: More Than A dozen killed in Nigeria bus park explosions

Five explosions at a bus park in the northern city of Kano kill at least 25 people. 

Five explosions at a bus park in northern Nigeria's main city of Kano have killed at least 25 people in an area where Boko Haram is waging an insurgency against the government, a Reuters reporter said.
The blasts on Monday destroyed several buses in the Sabon Gari area of Kano, an area mostly inhabited by immigrants from Nigeria's largely Christian south, the Reuters witness said. Military and police cordoned off the area after the blasts.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Boko Haram: Seven explosions rock Borno hours after Jonathan’s visit

Terrorists were back in ‘business’ in Maiduguri yesterday just five hours after President Goodluck Jonathan rounded off his two-day visit to  Borno and Yobe states to try to galvanize support for his battle against Islamist insurgents.
  Seven loud explosions shook the city at about 6pm.
The explosions happened within minutes of each other, suggesting the kind of co-ordinated strike that used to be the hallmark of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, before a military campaign weakened them.
There was no immediate report of any casualty.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Explosions, gunfire rock Potiskum

Heavy explosions and gunfire rocked Potiskum in Yobe State on Wednesday, residents said, after violence this week left at least 24 people dead in the sister city of Maiduguri in Borno State.

Blasts and shootings shook residents of the town, previously hit hard by violence blamed on the extremist group Boko Haram, residents told Agence France Presse.

Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Patrick Egbuniwe, said there had been a bomb explosion and security forces afterward cordoned off the area and began house-to-house searches.

He did not say whether there had been any casualties.

“There was a bomb explosion this morning and the Joint Task Force has already cordoned off the area for the safety of residents,” Egbuniwe said, referring to a military and police task force.

“Right now, there is a house-to-house search by JTF to fish out the perpetrators of the terror attack.”

Residents said the unrest began just before 6a.m.

“It started with a huge explosion followed by successive blasts and gunfire,” one resident told AFP.
The blasts and gunfire came from an area of the town where a bank, a military base and the office of the anti-narcotics agency are located, residents said.

On Tuesday, Nigeria’s military said 24 Boko Haram members were killed in violence that rocked the city of Maiduguri, Borno State after the extremists launched attacks with bombs and rocket-propelled grenades.

The military has been regularly accused of abuses, including the killing of civilians. Tuesday’s statement said there were no civilian casualties and one soldier was wounded, but the claims could not be independently verified.

Maiduguri is considered the base of Boko Haram. The conflict is believed to have killed at least 2,800 people since 2009.

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