Car Bomb Explodes in Nigerian Market

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Dozens of people are feared dead after a car bomb exploded in a market in Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

The Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, whose birthplace is Maiduguri and which is accused of a series of recent bomb attacks in the west African nation, was immediately blamed for today’s attack.

The explosives in the attack were reportedly hidden under a load of charcoal in a van.