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11 dead in suicide attack in Nigeria

Story highlights

  • 26 people are wounded in the attack, says the Nigerian Red Cross
  • The incident occurred at 8:30 a.m.
  • The attacker appears to have targeted a convoy in which the police commissioner was riding

A suicide attack on Monday in northeastern Nigeria killed 11 people and wounded another 26, a spokesman for the Nigerian Red Cross in Abuja told CNN.

The incident occurred at 8:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. ET) in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, behind the Ministry of Finance, said the spokesman, Nwakpa O. Nwakpa.

The attacker appeared to have targeted a convoy in which the police commissioner was riding, he said.