Dozens Killed in Nigerian Bomb Blast

At least 31 people were killed and 72 others injured in a bomb blast in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola late Tuesday, CNN reports.

An official from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), gave a slightly higher toll of 32 dead and 80 injured.

The explosion hit a crowded Tipper Garage in the Jambutu area around 7:48 p.m. local time, shortly after evening prayer.

The area is home to a livestock market, an open-air restaurant and a mosque. The explosion happened as traders were leaving the mosque and patrons dined at the restaurant.

No one has claimed responsibility for the blast, but the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, is believed to be a key suspect.

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