A trio of suicide bombers – including two terrorists – detonated explosives in front of a hall and nearby tearoom in Nigeria, killing at least 30 people, many of whom reportedly watched a football match.
Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group active in Nigeria, was blamed for the attack, but there was no immediate claim or commentary from the group. Another 40 people were injured in the attack in the village of Konduga, in the state of Borno, about 29 km from Maiduguri.
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Local time on Sunday, Ali Hassan, a leader of a self-defense group in Konduga, told AFP.
He said the owner of the hall where the football match was shown prevented the bomber from entering the crowded venue.
] "There was a heated argument between the operator and the bomber, who then blew himself up," Hassan told AFP.
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Boko Haram sees football – and the associated beer drinking – as un-Islamic and the ultimate demonstration of corrupt Western influence, Reuters reported.
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Konduga was a target before. In July 2018, eight people were killed after a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a mosque.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.