Suicide bomb attack on military checkpoint in Damaturu kills eight

Posted: August 5, 2012 in Security

A suicide car bomber on Sunday attacked a military checkpoint in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Damaturu, killing six soldiers and two civilians, police said.

“The lone suicide bomber detonated the bomb before the car he was in could be stopped, killing the six soldiers and one civilian,” Patrick Egbmuniwe, the police commissioner for Yobe State, told Reuters by telephone.

“Another civilian died of his wounds in hospital shortly after.”

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