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Explosions Rocks Nigeria Army Barracks

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Loud explosions on Friday rocked the Ebrutu Army barracks in Calabar, Cross River State.

Naija News gathered that roofs and buildings in adjoining settlements close to the barracks are being shattered and window panes in some buildings pulled down.

One Ekong James who spoke to Vanguard stated that roofs of buildings in the estate he resides in were affected.

“The last one happened some two hours ago and I have pictures of roofs shattered by the explosions. Nobody has told us what happened,” he said.

The Army Public Relations Officer for Cross River State, Captain Aluko, did not answer calls put to her phone.

Meanwhile, a bomb blast has reportedly killed at least 16 Muslim worshippers in the city of Kandahar.

The attack, Naija News understands, is coming exactly a week after a horrific bomb explosion killed about 50 worshippers at a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz.

No fewer than 32 persons were reportedly injured in the recent explosion which hit a Shia mosque in Kandahar today during a Friday prayer. “Sixteen dead bodies and 32 wounded were taken to the Mirwais Hospital,” a hospital spokesman told newsmen.

Confirming the attack which no group or any individual has yet claimed responsibility for, a spokesman for the southern city’s central hospital said the casualties are likely to rise due to the intensity of the explosion.

On his part, while responding to an interview shortly after the incident, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Qari Saeed Khosti said authorities are still collecting details of the incident.

“We are saddened to learn that an explosion took place in a mosque of the Shia brotherhood in the first district of Kandahar city in which a number of our compatriots were martyred and wounded,” Khosti said in a tweet

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.

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