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    Nigerian Blast Kills Dozens at City Market

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    A powerful bomb blast in Yola, Nigeria has left 32 people dead and another 80 wounded.

    Striking a fruit and vegetable market in the heart of the city, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though officials say it bears hallmarks of the militant group Boko Haram.

    "The bomb blast occurred at the Jimeta by-pass which houses a vegetables, fruits and a timber market but i am yet to get the number of casualties," Adamawa state police spokesman Usman Abubakar told Reuters.

    According to the Red Cross, the death toll stands at 32.

    "The ground near my shop was covered with dead bodies," one witness, Alhaji Ahmed, told Reuters. "I helped to load 32 dead bodies into five vehicles."

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    terrorist attack, Boko Haram, Nigeria
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