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Islamic State in Nigeria murders 47 with bomb in crowded market


Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State last February, and in April renamed itself the Islamic State in West Africa. They have been driven back from some of the territory they controlled at the beginning of this year, but are still able to commit mass murder for their bloodthirsty god.

“Blast kills around 50 in Nigeria’s Borno state,” Reuters, August 11, 2015:

A bomb attack on a packed market in northeastern Nigeria bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram killed around 50 people on Tuesday, sources said.

The explosion struck at around 1.30 p.m. (8.30 p.m. ET) in the town of Sabon Gari in Borno state, which is the heartland of the Islamist militant group.

“So far, 52 people are injured, 47 dead persons have been removed from the market,” Umar Kidda, a member of a civilian viligante group, told Reuters by phone.


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