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Breaking News Explosion hits Borno market

The blast was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated a device in Sabon-Gari in Damboa Local Government Area of the state.

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An explosion has occurred at a market in Borno State, emerging reports say.

Scene of explosion (Photo used for illustrative purposes only) play

Scene of explosion (Photo used for illustrative purposes only)

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The blast occurred at about 1:35 pm on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, in Sabon-Gari in the Damboa Local Government Area of the state, according to Sahara Reporters.

"We heard loud explosions at about 01:35pm. When we arrived there people had scattered, it was not suicide bombers but it [the bomb] was planted at the center of the market," a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) Babagana Iliya said.

 

Details of the incident are still sketchy and no official confirmation or casualty figure has been provided.

Car burns following a bomb blast in Abuja on 1 May 2014 play

Car burns following a bomb blast in Abuja on 1 May 2014

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Story developing.

UPDATE: An earlier report had it that the blast was caused by a suicide bomber. This has been corrected.

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