Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Nigerian update: April 24

Five less jihadists on earth, five more in paradise.  While assembling the explosives, police tried to arrest them.  Tossing a bomb out the window and at police ended with all the bombs going off at the same time, leaving nothing but rubble and body parts.  Ahh, the joys or premature detonation.

From The Daily Star April 23

Islamist militants killed by own bombs: Nigerian army

KANO, Nigeria: Five suspected Islamist militants were killed when bombs they were assembling exploded during a shootout with government troops in northern Nigeria, a military commander said Monday.

"I can confirm that five suspected members of Boko Haram were on Saturday night blown to pieces by IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices)," they were assembling, Colonel Victor Ebhaleme told AFP.

Ebhaleme said the bombs were being assembled for attacks planned for the flashpoint city of Maiduguri, the epicenter of an increasingly bloody insurgency that has left more than 1,000 people dead since mid-2009.

He said the joint military task force (JTF) deployed to the region to stem the violence had surrounded the hideout and "engaged the suspects in a shootout".

Ebhaleme said the insurgents had thrown a bomb at the soldiers when the other bombs inside the house went off "killing the five suspects and destroying the house".

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