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56 reported dead in Nigeria blast

Posted: July 2, 2014 at 4:09 a.m.

People gather at the scene of a car-bomb explosion Tuesday at the central market in Maiduguri, Nigeria, where the blast killed at least 56 people, mostly elderly women, according to the Civilian Joint Task Force.

A car bomb in a marketplace in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram extremism, killed at least 56 people Tuesday, said the leader of a civilian group that recovered the bodies.

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