Boko Haram Reportedly Attacks Nigerian World Cup Fans  

Fourteen are dead and several injured after a bombing attack by the terrorist group.  

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People stand by the wreckage of a car that was blown up by suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s troubled northeastern city of Maiduguri on March 25, 2014. 

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On Wednesday, World Cup fans in Damaturu, Nigeria, became the latest victims of a suspected Boko Haram bombing.

According to the Washington Post, the blast killed 14 people and blew off the limbs of the many survivors among those who had gathered to watch the Brazil-Mexico match.

Survivor Babagana Mohammed told reporters, “The bomb just threw me and I didn’t even know where I was.”

Witnesses believe that the bomber rode a tricycle taxi full of explosives into the viewing area. However, police stated that the bomb was inside an abandoned car located on the road directly in front of the viewing area.

Viewing sites have been banned in Yobe State, of which Damaturu is the capital, for the last two months because the sites have been a target for Boko Haram.

There have been no claims of responsibility, but police Assistant Superintendent Nathan Cheghan blames Boko Haram.

Boko Haram is an anti-government militant group that wants to institute Shariah law throughout Nigeria. More than 2,000 people have been killed by Boko Haram attacks this year.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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