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Suicide bomber kills 4 in Potiskum

18 January 2015, 15:35

Abuja — A suicide bomber detonated explosive on Sunday, killing four people and injuring 35 others, a media outlet reported.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Potiskum. Extremists from the Boko Haram group have recently escalated attacks and seized more territory in the northeast of the West African nation.

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The attack happened at around 10 a.m. near a gasoline station in Potiskum, the largest commercial center inYobe state, Channels Television said. It cited a witness as saying the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The suicide bombing was the third such attack this month in Potiskum. A blast killed a street vendor on one occasion, and two female suicide bombers killed eight people in coordinated attacks, according to reports.

- AP


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