At least 13 killed in three blasts in north-east Nigeria: Medics

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) - Thirteen people were killed in triple attacks in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Damaturu on Friday, medics said.

Two people were killed in twin explosions that rocked the city before a third moments later near a mosque that left another 11 dead, the latest attacks in the region where Boko Haram Islamists are waging an insurgency.

"For now we have 13 dead bodies brought to the hospital," a medical source who wished to remain anonymous told AFP.

The blasts all took place near the site where prayers for Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan, were due to be held.

The fight against Boko Haram will top the agenda when Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari meets Barack Obama in Washington on Monday.