MAIDUGURI - Three explosions struck the northeastern Nigerian city
of Maiduguri shortly after Muslim Friday prayers, but caused no
casualties, the military said, and gunmen shot dead three members of
a cleric's family dead in a separate incident.
Maiduguri lies at the epicenter
of a low level insurgency by
Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has been blamed for waves
of bombings and shootings, including a
Christmas Day bomb at a
Catholic church that killed
at least 37 people.
All of the Maiduguri bombs on Friday struck near a market areas in
different parts of the city, military spokesman for Maiduguri
Mohammed Hassan said by telephone,
denying reports that one of them struck near a mosque.
Gunmen stormed the family of a junior Muslim cleric behind
Maiduguri's Railway Quarters and shot dead his family.