Twin blasts hit Nigerian market

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Published: Monday 1st December 2014 by The News Editor

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Twin blasts have exploded in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri in a crowded market where two female suicide bombers killed 70 people a week ago.

Eyewitness reports say rescue workers are evacuating the dead and injured while police say it is too early to give a death toll.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility but people are blaming Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group that has carried out many attacks in a five-year insurgency that has killed thousands.

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have also launched a pre-dawn attack on Damaturu, the Yobe state capital 85 miles west of Maiduguri. Nigeria’s military said a fighter jet was repelling the attackers.

Published: Monday 1st December 2014 by The News Editor

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