50 killed in suicide bomb attack at a Mosque in Nigeria

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At least 50 people were killed in blast at a Mosque in Mubi town, Nigeria, on Tuesday. The blast is said to have been carried out by a teenage suicide bomber, said reports.

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The teenage boy was wearing a suicide bomb vest which he triggered during early morning prayers at the Mosque at Kunu Araha area of Mubi town in Adamawa State.

Reports say that the 17-year-old bomber entered the mosque along with other worshippers and triggered the blast immediately after the prayers.

The security has been stepped-up in Mubi and the Governor of Adamawa State has called for calm among residents.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but terrorist group Boko Haram has been behind many such attacks in the past.

In October, three female suicide bombers killed 13 people and wounded 16 in the northeastern city of Maiduguri in Nigeria.

The Boko Haram conflict has left at least 20,000 dead and forced more than 2.6 million others to flee their homes since 2009.

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