Nigeria: Maiduguri hit by car bomb

Explosion hits Maiduguri14 January 2014, Maiduguri – A car bomb has exploded in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, and there are fears of many casualties.

Reports say a second car was set on fire by the blast. Blood-spattered people were seen fleeing and vehicles crashed into each other as they tried to leave, while soldiers fired automatic weapons.

A suicide bomber is suspected of being behind the blast.

The Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, is active in the region.

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