Nigerian mall blast leaves 21 dead

Attack blamed on Boko Haram militants also wounds 17

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 5:14 a.m.

Smoke billows from a shopping mall Wednesday in the Nigerian capital of Abuja after a bomb blamed on Islamic extremists exploded, killing at least 21 people. The bomb, which went off as Nigerians prepared to watch their national soccer team play Argentina in the World Cup, is the latest in a series of deadly attacks attributed to the Boko Haram militant group.

An explosion blamed on Islamic extremists rocked a shopping mall in Nigeria's capital Wednesday, and police said at least 21 people were killed.

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