The Nigerian cities of Yola and Kano were rocked by two bomb blasts in 24 hours, killing dozens of people and wounding more than 120 others, according to CNN. One of the attacks involved an 11-year-old girl, the report says.
At least 31 people were killed and 72 others injured in a blast Tuesday evening in the northeastern city of Yola, writes the news outlet. It is not clear whether the blast was from a planted device or the work of a suicide bomber, reports say.
Hours later in Kano, about 400 miles northwest of Yola, twin blasts killed 15 people and injured more than 100 in a mobile phone market, Kano state police commissioner Muhammad Musa Katsina told CNN.
The two bombers, who Katsina said were females ages 11 and 18, blew themselves up at about 4 p.m. local time, during the peak of trading, he said. A minivan carrying four other children believed to be bombers dropped the girls off, he said.
Police searching for the minivan set up checkpoints around the city and along its outskirts. Armed policemen conducted searches on motorists entering the city.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group, is the prime suspect. The terrorist outfit hit the same market in January 2012, killing 185 people in bomb and gun attacks there.
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SOURCE: CNN | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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