Bomb at Nigerian shopping mall kills at least 21, body parts litter exits: witnesses

June 26, 2014 12:45 AM

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Bomb at Nigerian shopping mall kills at least 21, body parts litter exits: witnesses

The explosion in the heart of Abuja happened as soccer fans were preparing to watch the Nigerian national team take on Argentina in Brazil. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram militants, who have been on a relentless terror campaign in Nigeria.

A day that should have been one of World Cup celebration in Nigeria turned into one of national mourning when a bomb ripped through a bustling shopping district in the country’s capital, killing at least 21 people.

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