Explosion Outside Barracks Kills Three In Gombe


An explosion killed at least three people outside an army barracks in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Gombe on Sunday, witnesses said, as local leaders reported the death count from a string of earlier attacks had reached 110.

No one claimed responsibility for the blast or last week’s assaults but Islamist group Boko Haram has set off explosives and killed thousands in its five-year-old bid to carve out an Islamist state in the northeast.

“I heard a loud sound and then black smoke covering the place … We saw soldiers moving bodies,” Gombe trader Bello Kasuwankatako told Reuters.