Three female suicide bombers have killed 20 people in an attack on shoppers at a fish market.
Boko Haram, a radical Muslim terror group, is suspected of carrying out the attack in the town of Konduga in the African nation of Nigeria.
Earlier reports said that 18 people died when the three female suicide bombers hit the market. We have since learned that two more individuals died at a local hospital.
Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people.
Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said.
Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them.
Boko Haram has killed some 20,000 people and displaced more than two million since it began a campaign of violence to create an Islamic state in the north of the country in 2009.
The bombers struck on Friday evening in the town, which lies some 30km (18 miles) south-east of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
Wider reports of the attack only emerged on Saturday.
The bombers, all believed to be female, also wounded dozens at the fish market in Konduga, just outside the state capital of Maiduguri. The city is the birthplace of the Boko Haram insurgency and has been a frequent target.
Musa Bulama, 32, said he was lucky to have survived the blasts. “I came to the night market to buy fish for dinner when I heard a loud bang some metres behind me … I saw myself on the ground, and before I could pick up myself another one went off then, the third one again. I couldn’t stand any longer and just laid down but everywhere was in total confusion. From the wailing, one can tell that there were many casualties.”
Boko Haram continues to carry out deadly suicide bombings in Borno state and other parts of northern Nigeria as part of its campaign to establish an Islamic state. The group has increasingly used women and young people as bombers, often after abducting and indoctrinating them.