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Twin blasts hit Nigerian market

Twin blasts have exploded in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri in a crowded market where two female suicide bombers killed 70 people a week ago. Eyewitness reports say rescue workers are evacuating the dead and injured while police say it is too early to give a death toll. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility but people are blaming Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group that has carried out many attacks in a five-year insurgency that has killed thousands. Suspected Boko Haram fighters have also launched a pre-dawn attack on Damaturu, the Yobe state capital 85 miles west of Maiduguri. Nigeria’s…