Yet another disgraceful murder spree in a place of worship. Thoughts with the families of the dead.One bomber blew himself up after the start of prayers, and another while people were escaping
A twin suicide bombing has killed at least 27 people, possibly dozens more, at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria.
The attack, which also left 58 wounded, is thought to be the work of the Islamist group Boko Haram, which has targeted the region repeatedly in recent years.
The bombings took place around 1 p.m. on Tuesday during afternoon prayers in Mubi, a town roughly 120 miles north of Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, the New York Times reported. The suicide bombers, two young men, detonated a first bomb after prayers began and a second one outside as people fled, according to the police.
Al Jazeera put the death toll much higher, at 86, based on interviews with workers at a local cemetery, where victims were laid to rest soon after the attack.