Bomb targets football fans in Nigeria
Reports say at least 40 people have been killed in a bombing on a football pitch in northeast Nigeria.
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ABUJA - At least 40 people have been killed in a bombing at a football pitch in northeast Nigeria.
The explosion in the town of Mubi in the Adamawa state appeared to target fans walking across the field and heading home after watching a local match.
An eyewitness in the city said the bomb occurred at about 7pm Sunday evening in an area called Cabang before the start of a night curfew which has been in place in the town for four months.
Police spokesperson confirmed the incident and said about 14 bodies have so far been recovered, while the injured have been evacuated and are receiving treatment at the Mubi cottage hospital.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack although terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected.
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