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Blast in Nigerian market kills at least 56: Civilian group

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A car bomb exploded in a market in Nigeria's Maiduguri city, killing at least 56 people, Sadiq Abba Tijjani, leader of the Civilian Joint Task Force, told the Associated Press.

Vehicles, stalls and goods were destroyed in the blast. At least 42 people died in three explosions around the nation some days back, including 24 people at a shopping mall in Abuja.

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