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Car Bombs in Nigerian Market Kill at Least 118 People

Car Bombs in Nigerian Market Kill at Least 118 People

At least 118 people have been killed after two explosions rocked a crowded market in Nigeria. The blasts—which authorities believe were both car bombs—were about a half hour apart, and caused a large fire at the market area in the city of Jos. Though it’s still unclear who was responsible, the country has recently been under constant attack from the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. On April 14, the terrorist group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls—most of whom are still missing—and detonated two bombs that killed 88 people in the nation’s capital city. In the last year, hundreds of Nigerians, including Christians, young students and even fellow Muslims who opposed the group’s radical ideology, have been targeted and killed by Boko Haram. In a statement released by the Nigerian government, authorities said, “President Jonathan assures all Nigerians that government remains fully committed to winning the war against terror, and this administration will not be cowed by the atrocities of enemies of human progress and civilization” …

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