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No magic in blast at sorcerer’s house that killed 6 people

Posted: January 31, 2013 at 2:27 a.m.

Police in Zimbabwe said Wednesday that they found traces of explosives at a tribal sorcerer’s house where a blast killed six people and damaged 12 nearby buildings.

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