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Major Explosion Rocks Nigerian Market; Casualties 'Very High'

A bomb exploded at a market in Nigeria’s troubled northeast Thursday, and officials and news reports said casualties appeared to be high.​ Reuters, citing witnesses and a community leader, said a female suicide bomber may have been to blame for the blast, which occurred just before a political rally and the expected visit of a former state governor in the Borno State town of Biu.​ It was the latest in a string of violent attacks that have roiled Africa’s most populous nation ahead of...

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