Boko Haram bomb cache kills 63

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

A large sack of home­made bombs at an aban­doned Boko Haram camp in Nige­ria ex­ploded, killing 63 peo­ple, wit­nesses said.

The ex­plo­sives were found by civil­ian self-de­fense fight­ers who car­ried the bag to the nearby town of Monguno.

A cu­ri­ous crowd had gath­ered to in­spect the bag when it ex­ploded, said Haruna Bukar, a wit­ness.

Many wounded peo­ple were be­ing treated in a hos­pi­tal, he said.

Boko Haram seized a large part of the north­east un­til a multi­na­tional force this year drove the group from towns and vil­lages. The mil­i­tary says the ex­trem­ists are now mostly con­fined to the Sam­bisa For­est.

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