Two explosions in Nigerian city of Gombe claim 49 lives

Baku, July 17, AZERTAC

At least 49 people have been killed and dozens injured when two blasts struck a market in the north-east Nigerian city of Gombe, according to The Guardian.

The first explosion took place outside a packed footwear shop around 1620 GMT, followed by a second explosion minutes later.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts but a market, bus station and stadium in Gombe, the capital of Gombe state, have all in recent months been targeted by bomb and suicide attacks.

In February, the militant Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for an attack on Gombe during which hundreds of insurgents, armed with heavy weapons, invaded the city for a few hours.

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