UPDATE: Suicide Bomber, 2 Others Die In Bungled Bomb Attack In Jos

UPDATE: Suicide Bomber, 2 Others Die In Bungled Bomb Attack In Jos

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Twin car bombings in Jos killed at least 118 people on Tuesday and brought entire buildings down in 2014. | AFP/Getty Images

This is a developing story: Updated 25 May, 2014 6.49 am

Another bomb blast at about 9pm today, May 24, 2014 rocked the city of Jos, capital of Plateau State. This follows a twin car bombing that occurred in the heart of the town on May 20, 2014, this week killing 181 people.

Residents of Jos who spoke with The Trent say this latest blast occurred at a football viewing centre along Bauchi Road near the University of Jos, Jos North Local Government Area. Patrons of the centre were watching the European Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid when the bomb went off.

At least three people have been confirmed dead and three injured.

According to Daily Trust, window pane of houses near the scene of the blast shattered as a result of the impact of the blast. Eye-witnesses report that blast killed the bomber before he got to the viewing centre.

Reuters reports that the bomber approached Jos View Centre but failed to get there before his car exploded, according to Mohammed Shittu, a local journalist at the scene said.

AP reports “a senior police official said the bomber dropped a bag holding explosives at an outdoor theater crowded with people watching a European soccer cup final. He said the bomber and two others died. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not the official spokesman.”

Pam Ayuba, spokesman for the Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang, said the blast happened on Bauchi Road at about 9:30 pm (2030 GMT).


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