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.
Read more at the Washington Post.
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