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Double bomb explosion kills at least three in northeastern Nigeria

Double bomb explosion kills at least three in northeastern Nigeria

Nigeria

<p>Three people have been confirmed dead in a double bomb explosion on Sunday morning in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, in northeastern Nigeria.</p> <p>The blasts were reported to have occurred almost simultaneously at 08:48 <span class="caps">GMT</span> in a crowded area near Maiduguri’s main market, local media report.</p> <p>The three included the bombers who were two girls aged between 7 and 8 years, according to Abdulkarim Jabo, a member of the vigilante group involved in the rescue operation.</p> <p>He told <span class="caps">AFP</span> that they rescued and evacuated 17 injured people to the hospital.</p> <p>Police spokesperson, Victor Isuku, confirmed that the blasts occured near the main market.</p> <p>This is the second bomb blast in two days after 56 people were killed and 177 injured in a twin suicide attack in the Nigerian town of Madagali on Friday.</p> <p>No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but it is believed to have been perpetrated by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.</p>
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