47 people killed, 52 injured in Nigeria livestock market blast

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Abuja, Aug 12: At least 47 people were killed and 52 injured in an explosion at a crowded market in Nigeria's Borno state, media reported on Wednesday.

The explosion took place in the mobile phone section of a cattle market, reported Al Jazeera.

47 killed, 52 injured in Nigeria blast

The attack at Sabon Gari in Borno was likely to be carried out by a female suicide bomber on Tuesday.

Though no group has claimed responsibility of the blast but the islamist extremist group Boko Haram has killed hundreds of people in the area in last few weeks.

Borno State has been at the centre of an Islamist insurgency, but in recent months Boko Haram has also targeted villages and towns in northern Cameroon as well as Chad and Niger.

Read More: Around 100 killed in 'Boko Haram' attack in NE Nigeria

Bombings intensified after the new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to crush the group. Since he was sworn in May this year, more than 800 people have been killed.

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