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48 slain in three Nigerian villages

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Posted: May 22, 2014 at 5:42 a.m.

Red Cross workers on Wednesday search the site where a car bomb went off Tuesday in Jos, Nigeria, one of two bombings that day that left 130 people dead.

Boko Haram assaulted three villages in northern Nigeria, killing 48 people, residents said Wednesday, hours after twin bombings claimed at least 130 lives in Jos in an attack the government blamed on the Islamic extremists.

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