At least four soldiers were killed in a blast at a military checkpoint in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on Thursday, residents said, in the latest in a spate of attacks on the city in the last week.
Two local residents, who asked not to be identified, said a truck carrying firewood exploded near the gates of the Maimalari Barracks. "At least four soldiers were killed and several injured," said one, describing it as a suicide attack.
GMT 09:35 2017 Monday ,24 AprilGerman DAX stock market index hits new all-time high
GMT 08:13 2017 Monday ,24 AprilFirst large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa
GMT 08:11 2017 Monday ,24 AprilPentagon chief Mattis makes unannounced Afghan visit
GMT 07:29 2017 Monday ,24 AprilEuropean stocks surge at open on French vote result
GMT 07:27 2017 Monday ,24 AprilAfghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack
GMT 06:12 2017 Monday ,24 AprilPhilips posts first quarter jump in profits
GMT 06:10 2017 Monday ,24 AprilIn call with Trump, Xi urges 'restraint' on N. Korea
GMT 06:08 2017 Monday ,24 AprilTokyo shares up 1.4% as centrist Macron leads French presidential race