5 killed as two blasts rock Gombe

Two blasts rocked north Nigeria’s Gombe city 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 market that killed two people, according to one witness, Muktar Abbani, but the cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.

Moments later, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up at a checkpoint in the Kasuwar Katako area, killing a soldier and two others, said another witness, Musa Badamasi, and a military source in the area who requested anonymity.

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