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FLASH | Bomb Blast in Maiduguri, At Least 8 Feared Dead

At least eight people died Wednesday morning when a bomb exploded near a local motor park in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.

The rescue agency disclosed that 15 injured persons have been taken to hospital for treatment.

The bomb was suspected to have been planted by terror group Boko Haram inside a car near the Muna motor park in Jere local district of Borno.

Local police said two vehicles were blown off by the blast, adding security operatives had cordoned off the area.

Nigeria’s northeast region has been a stronghold of the extremist group Boko Haram. In past months, the Nigerian government has launched several military operations to eliminate the terrorist threat.

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