Nigerian Soldiers Open Fire After Blast, 35 Killed – Hospital

Mon Oct 8, 2012 8:54pm GMT

, Nigeria (Reuters) – At least 35 people killed on Monday when Nigerian soldiers opened fire after a bomb blast struck their convoy the north-eastern city of , nurses at the hospital that received the bodies said.

The nurses the Umaru Shehu hospital said 30 of the dead civilian clothes, while another five wore military uniforms. Militants of the Boko Haram Islamist sect, headquartered , sometimes wear civilian clothes.

Borno state security spokesman Sagir Musa said he could not confirm deny the casualty toll, but he admitted troops had opened fire after a bomb they to be remotely detonated wounded of them a patrol. He said the military would give a statement morning.

(Reporting by Ibrahim Mshelizza; Writing by Tim Cocks)

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