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Nigeria mosque attack death toll rises to 86

Gravediggers say dozens more than official number were killed in Tuesday's double suicide attack in northeast Nigeria.

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Two suicide bombers detonated explosives during afternoon prayers in Mubi town on Tuesday [EPA]

Eighty-six people were killed in a double suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, gravediggers said.

The death toll given on Wednesday was far higher than the 27 people police said had died.

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The Adamawa police command told Al Jazeera an additional 58 people were wounded in Tuesday’s attack in the town of Mubi, which has been blamed on Boko Haram.

A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a mosque during afternoon prayers. As worshippers fled, a second bomber exploded a device about 200 metres away.

Local gravediggers at the town’s only cemetery said they buried 86 bodies.

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