Bomb attacks near Nigeria’s Abuja leave several dead: officials

Two bomb blasts have hit outlying suburbs of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, causing a number of casualties. Officials say they suspect the Islamist group Boko Haram of having carried out the attack.

The simultaneous explosions occurred the late Friday evening, local time, in the towns of Nyanya and Kuje on the outskirts of Abuja, an official from Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency said in a statement.

The blasts “have resulted in a number of deaths and injuries,” agency spokesman Ezekiel Manzo said, adding that they seemed to involve “the same kind of explosives used in the insurgency” by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the country’s northeast.

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