Raw: Deadly Blast at Nigeria WC Viewing Site


A suicide bomber detonated explosives packed into a tricycle taxi at an outdoor World Cup viewing site in northeast Nigerian. (June 18)



Damaturu, Nigeria - June 18, 2014

1. Various of injured survivors of bomb blast getting treatment in Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital

2. Pan of onlookers at scene of blast

3. Door of damaged building

4. Various of onlookers at scene of blast

5. Various of people gathered outside accident and emergency ward at the Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital


Survivors of a deadly suicide bomb in Nigeria were receiving treatment at local hospitals on Wednesday.

Police in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, said a suicide bomber detonated a tricycle taxi packed with explosives at an outdoor World Cup viewing site on Tuesday night, killing at least 14 people and wounding 26.

Witnesses said the tricycle taxi was driven into the outdoor area soon after the Brazil-Mexico match started.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing but Boko Haram, a militant group that wants to turn Nigeria into an Islamic state, was suspected.

Security experts have warned that Islamic militants might attack crowds watching the World Cup in public places in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda.

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