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Dozens killed in multiple suicide attacks in northern Nigerian city

Dozens killed in multiple suicide attacks in northern Nigerian city

Dozens of Nigerian civilians were killed Saturday in multiple suicide bombings in Maiduguri, the birthplace of the violent Islamist militant group Boko Haram, officials said. Underscoring the difficulty of ensuring security for Nigerian national elections due to take place within weeks, suicide bombers attacked markets and a bus station in the city, killing more than 50 people, many of them women and children. The bombers detonated four blasts in Maiduguri and a fifth car bomb at a military checkpoint outside the city. Police Commissioner Clement Adoda said at least 58 people were killed in the blasts over several hours. More than 150 were injured, news agencies reported. Although no...

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