By Alissa Greenberg
July 23, 2015

Multiple bomb blasts, including at least one suspected suicide bombing, killed at least 29 people and wounded 60 at two bus stations in Gombe, Nigeria, on Wednesday.

Although no one immediately came forward to claim responsibility, the style of the attacks was typical of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Reuters reports.

Witnesses told Reuters that the first explosion, which occurred around 7 p.m. local time at a mosque in Dadin Kowa motor park, was the work of a suspected suicide bomber and that a separate bomb went off near the same bus station not long after.

“I heard two loud explosions, one after the other; I saw people coming out of the mosque with blood gushing out … I counted about seven dead bodies,” Ahmed Abu, a bus driver, told Reuters of the second bombing.

Two more blasts were later reported near Duku bus station, southwest of Dadin Kowa.

This is not the first set of attacks in Gombe this month: at least 50 people died in dual bombings at a market there on July 17.

[Reuters]

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