Twin blasts in Nigeria kill scores

Two bomb attacks on the central Nigerian city of Jos have left at least 44 people dead, the authorities say, the BBC reports.

A restaurant and a mosque were targeted on Sunday night.

No-one has claimed responsibility but militant group Boko Haram has attacked Jos before, even though it is not in north-east Nigeria where the Islamists normally operate.

The blasts are the latest in the series of deadly attacks in recent days which have seen more than 200 people killed.

From the 44 dead, 23 were killed at the restaurant and 21 at the mosque, Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) says.

There are also 47 people being treated for injuries, but emergency officials are still gathering information, so the figures may rise.

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