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Car bomb explodes in Nigeria’s Maiduguri city

January 14, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A car bomb exploded at a military checkpoint in a busy urban commercial area in northeast Nigeria. Many are feared killed and injured.

People splattered with blood tried to flee as a second car was ignited by the explosion in Maiduguri and soldiers started firing automatic rifles.

Vehicles smashed into each other as drivers hastened to escape.

A suicide bomber is suspected in the lunchtime Tuesday blast. Maiduguri is the birthplace of the Boko Haram extremist network that has been terrorizing northeast Nigeria.

(The Associated Press) (from Broadcast News Ltd.)

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