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Breaking News 5 feared dead as bomb blast hits Damaturu

The attack was launched by a young female suicide bomber in Damaturu, Yobe State today, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

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At least five people have died in Damaturu, Yobe State following a suicide bombing, emerging reports say.

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A car burns after an explosion (Photo for illustrative purposes only)

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The attack was launched by a young female suicide bomber today, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

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A female suicide bomber (File Photo)

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28 other persons are said to have been injured in the explosion which occurred outside the main bus station in the town.

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Car burns following a bomb blast in Abuja on 1 May 2014

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"A young girl came around at 7:00 am (0600 GMT) and wanted to enter the bus station. She was denied entry because she refused to be searched by the security guards at the entrance," a witness, Sani Dankamasho, told AFP.

13-year-old suspected suicide bomber, Zaharau was arrested after the December 10, 2014 bombing at the Kantin Kwari textile market in Kano State. play

13-year-old suspected suicide bomber, Zaharau was arrested after the December 10, 2014 bombing at the Kantin Kwari textile market in Kano State.

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The attack has been confirmed by a spokesperson of the state government, Abdullahi Bego.

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Scene of explosion (Photo used for illustrative purposes only)

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"There was a suicide bombing in Damaturu...this morning where five people were killed from the explosion with more than 20 other victims injured,” Bego said in a statement.

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A car burns following an explosion (File Photo)

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"The dead have been evacuated to a mortuary while the injured victims are currently being attended to by health and emergency workers," he added.

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Boko Haram terrorists

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The attack is believed to be the work of terrorist sect, Boko Haram which has been blamed for similar attacks in the past.

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