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Nigerian Bomb Blasts Kill One, Injure Nearly a Dozen


> Nigerian Bomb Blasts Kill One, Injure Nearly a Dozen

Nigerian Bomb Blasts Kill One, Injure Nearly a Dozen

Officials in Nigeria say three bomb blasts at outdoor bars where people were watching a televised soccer (football) match killed at least one person and injured at least ten others in Jos.

The bombs went off late Saturday, as fans watched Real Madrid take on Barcelona.

One official says a fourth bomb found at one of the outdoor bars in Jos failed to detonate.

Jos, which lies between a region separating Muslim and Christians, has history of sectarian violence.

Nigeria has also been hit by a wave of deadly attacks by a radical Muslim group known as Boko Haram.

Boko Haram has been blamed for staging several attacks over the past year as part of a campaign to implement strict Islamic Shariah law across the central African country's northern sector.

In August, Boko Haram was blamed for a suicide bombing at the United Nations headquarters in Abuja, the capital, which left at least two dozen people dead.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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