Twin blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill at least 24

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Police say at least 24 worshippers have been killed in an attack on a mosque in northern Nigeria. Reports AP.

Adamawa State police spokesman Othman Abubakar says an explosion occurred during prayers Tuesday afternoon and many people died as they fled and were caught by a second blast.

Abubakar says the scene in Mubi has been cordoned off by anti-bomb squads and security personnel.

Local residents say they saw a young man wearing a suicide vest entering the mosque with the worshippers. One resident says the mosque's roof was blown off.

Many are blaming the Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremist group for the attack.