World Bulletin/News Desk
A suicide bomber killed five people at the central mosque in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Friday, the military said.
The blast narrowly missed the deputy governor of Borno state, Zanna Umar Mustapha, and Borno's Shehu (regional religious leader), Abubakar Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, who were attending Friday prayers.
"The suicide bomber was about 15 years old ... Fortunately we both escaped unhurt," Mustapha told reporters.
Six people were also injured in the attack, military spokesman Sagir Musa told reporters.
"We don't know what to do now because we thought our call for dialogue would work but as you can see we have to think of other ways," Borno Deputy Governor Mustapha said.
Egyptian President said pardons for journalists currently in police custody could only be granted after the latter received final court verdicts.
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Flights cancelled at Heathrow and trucks overturned as severe weather warning issued
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Poland will ask to re-consider the ruling that Poland violated its human rights commitments by hosting a secret CIA jail on its soil
The Al-Fath Mosque was closed on August 17 of last year following the eviction of dozens of pro-Morsi activists and reporters who had been holed up inside
The two countries signed a MoU during a recent visit to Uganda by Iranian Police Chief Brig. Gen. Ismaeil Ahamdi Moghadam
Ministers, commanding officers and businessmen closely linked to Bashar al-Assad to face asset freeze and travel ban
Leung Chun-ying was talking just hours before the start of formal talks between student protest leaders and city officials aimed at defusing the crisis
Michael Fallon, the defence minister, said both Reaper and Rivet Joint drones would fly over Syria as part of "efforts to protect our national security from the terrorist threat emanating from there
Volodymyr Borysenko, from Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's People's Front party, was being treated in hospital for shock after the assault
About 75 percent of the estimated 345 violent deaths that occur daily happen in countries at peace, the report said.
A US marine accused of murder fails to appear before Philippine court, fueling sentiment against US military presence
Washington deployed unarmed surveillance drones in Niger after a French-led military operation in 2013 in neighbouring northern Mali
Israeli authorities demolished more than 406 Palestinian homes, leaving 709 Palestinians displaced in the West Bank and Jerusalem since the beginning of the year.
The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter, who was convicted of culpable homicide last month for shooting Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013, was escorted by armed police into court