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Twin blasts hit Nigerian market bombed last week

01 December 2014, 19:06

Bauchi — Witnesses and police say twin blasts exploded in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, in a crowded market where two female suicide bombers killed 70 people a week ago.

Trader Bala Dauda says he saw victims dripping with blood and people missing limbs.

He says rescue workers are evacuating the dead and wounded.

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Police spokesman Gideon Jubrin said it's too early to give a toll.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but people blamed Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group that has carried out many such attacks in a 5-year insurgency that has killed thousands.

Also Monday, suspected Boko Haram fighters launched a pre-dawn attack on Damaturu, the Yobe state capital 135 kilometers (85 miles) west of Maiduguri. Nigeria's military said a fighter jet was repelling the attackers.

- AP


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