Five Killed As Two Separate Blasts Rock Gombe

explosionTwo blasts rocked Gombe State on Sunday, killing five people, with one of the attacks targeting a military checkpoint, witnesses and a military source said.

The first blast appeared to be a bomb attack at the Tsohuwar Kasuwa (old market) that killed two people, according to one witness, Muktar Abbani, but the cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

Not long after, a motorcycle rider blew himself up at a checkpoint in the Kasuwar Katako area, in apparent suicide attack.

A witness, Musa Badamasi and a military source in the area, who pleaded anonymity, said the suicide bomber killed a soldier and two others in the attack.

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