118 people killed in twin blasts in Nigeria

Two car bombs inside a busy bus terminal and market in the Nigerian city of Jos have killed at least 118 people, authorities said.

Two car bombs exploded in a bus terminal in the Nigerian city of Jos Credit: Associated Press

The blasts were timed 30 minutes apart to inflict maximum devastation, and many rescue workers assisting in the first explosion where killed in the second.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but they bear the hallmarks of Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group.

Read: Who are Boko Haram?

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Twin blasts kill 118 people in Nigeria

Two car bombs have exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market in Nigeria's central city of Jos and witnesses said dozens of people were killed