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2 bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city of Jos kill at least 15

  • In this photo taken on a mobile phone, debris lays strewn over the area after a bomb exploded at a mosque in Jos, Nigeria, Monday, July 6, 2015. Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and a Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 51 people, officials said Monday. (AP Photo)

    In this photo taken on a mobile phone, debris lays strewn over the area after a bomb exploded at a mosque in Jos, Nigeria, Monday, July 6, 2015. Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and a Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 51 people, officials said Monday. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on a mobile phone, people gather near a mosque where a bomb exploded earlier in Jos, Nigeria, Monday, July 6, 2015. Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and a Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 51 people, officials said Monday. (AP Photo)

    In this photo taken on a mobile phone, people gather near a mosque where a bomb exploded earlier in Jos, Nigeria, Monday, July 6, 2015. Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and a Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 51 people, officials said Monday. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Men who were being detained on suspicion of affiliation to Boko Haram, line up as they are released by the Nigerian military in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Monday, July 6, 2015. Nigeria's military freed 180 detainees who had been held for up to two years, accused of being Boko Haram members. Those freed Monday included women with babies and toddlers. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)

    Men who were being detained on suspicion of affiliation to Boko Haram, line up as they are released by the Nigerian military in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Monday, July 6, 2015. Nigeria's military freed 180 detainees who had been held for up to two years, accused of being Boko Haram members. Those freed Monday included women with babies and toddlers. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)  (The Associated Press)

Witnesses say two bombs have exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing at least 15 people.

There was no immediate official word on the Sunday night blasts.

Witnesses who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals say the explosion at Yantaya Mosque came as a leading cleric who preaches peaceful co-existence was addressing a crowd during the holy month of Ramadan. The witnesses say they don't know how many worshippers died.

Another bomb exploded at Shagalinku, a restaurant patronized by elite politicians. Mark Lipdo of the Christian Stefanos Foundation says at least 15 people died there.

Jos has been targeted in the past by bomb blasts claimed by Boko Haram Islamic extremists that have killed hundreds of people.