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Boko Haram Suspected in Series of Nigeria Bombings

Just one day after a bomb ripped through a produce market in northeastern Nigeria, two female suicide bombers targeted a mobile phone market in Kano city.

Two women detonated suicide bombs Wednesday at the Farm Centre, a mobile phone market in the northern city, killing 15 people, police said. The National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria stated that over 100 were injured in the explosions.

Dozens of people were killed and injured Tuesday night on a main road in the city of Yola, Adamawa’s state capital in northeastern Nigeria. One man told Reuters he helped load 32 bodies into ambulances. At least 80 people were injured and evacuated to nearby hospitals, Nigeria’s Premium Times reported.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks but the militant group Boko Haram has been blamed by officials. The group separately claimed responsibility for an October attack in Yola that killed 37 people. In July, a female suicide bomber killed herself and injured one person at a mosque in Kano.


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