UPDATE 1-Bombs kill 25 at Nigerian drinking spot - sources

Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:18pm GMT
 

* Three explosions around drinking spot

* Attackers appeared to be targeting police

* Sect claimed bombing of police headquarters this month

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By Ibrahim Mshelizza

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, June 26 (Reuters) - Suspected members of a radical Islamist sect threw bombs at a drinking spot in Nigeria's northeastern town of Maiduguri on Sunday, killing around 25 people, witnesses and military sources said.

The attackers -- who the military said were suspected members of the Boko Haram sect -- threw three sets of explosives from the back of motorbikes at around 5 p.m. (1600 GMT) and appeared to be targeting police officers, witnesses said.

"Around 25 people have been killed in a multiple bomb blast in the Dala ward of Maiduguri," a military official said, asking not to be named.   Continued...

 
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