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Explosions at Nigerian Wedding Kills 18, Dozens Injured

Explosions at Nigerian Wedding Kills 18, Dozens Injured

A wedding in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state turned tragic when suspected suicide bombers attacked, resulting in at least 18 deaths and numerous injuries. The incident occurred in Gwoza town, where the attackers targeted not only the wedding but also a funeral and a nearby hospital. Authorities confirmed the casualties included children, adults, and pregnant women.

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The exact number of injuries is still being assessed, but dozens were reported wounded. The military has imposed a curfew in response, and no group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombings. Borno state has long been plagued by insurgency, notably by Boko Haram, causing significant displacement and casualties over the years. The event underscores the ongoing instability and violence in the region.