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15 Shias killed in suicide bomb attack in Nigeria

  • Fifteen Shias were killed in a suicide bomb attack targeting a religious ceremony of the community in Potiskum town in Nigeria, according to media reports.

    Security forces allegedly opened fire on the scene, killing five more people.

    The bomber reportedly blew himself up after mingling with Shia worshipers marching to mark the solemn day of Ashura.

    No group claimed responsibility for the attack. Boko Haram, the Sunni militant group, has denounced Shias as non-Muslims in the past.

     

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