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Twin blasts hit market in Gombe

Twin blasts rocked a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Thursday, leaving several people dead, witnesses said.

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Scene of the twin explosion at Gombe New Market, where many were feared killed.

The first explosion took place outside a footwear shop around 1620 GMT, followed by a second explosion just minutes later, said Badamasi Amin, a local trader who counted at least three bodies.

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Scene of the twin explosion at Gombe New Market, where many were feared killed.

Ali Nasiru, another trader, said he saw “people lying lifeless on the ground”.


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