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Blast in Nigeria kills 32, wounds 80

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 00:53

An explosion in a busy market in Nigeria has killed at least 32 people with no claim of responsibility. Sean Carberry reports.

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STORY: Security officials continue to sort through the blast wreckage in the Nigerian city of Yola. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but it bears the hallmarks of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has killed thousands over the last six years. Hospitals continue treating victims like Musa Garba. He and his friends were dining near the scene of the explosion. (SOUNDBITE) (Hausa) INJURED VICTIM, MUSA GARBA, SAYING: "After eating we sat for some tea. Then the blast: Three of my friends were killed." Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took office in May vowing to crush the militant group. Although the Nigerian army has claimed much of Boko Haram's territory, since May, suspected members of the group killed around 1,000 people in attacks on markets, bus stations, and places of worship.

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Blast in Nigeria kills 32, wounds 80

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 00:53