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Two buses blown up in Nigerian capital, large number of casualties reported — media

April 14, 2014, 11:29 UTC+3
Experts say the terrorist attack was orchestrated by the extremist group Boko Haram
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PRETORIA, April 14. /ITAR-TASS/. At least 20 people have been killed in two blasts at a bus station in Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Monday. The local media reported that the incident took place during the morning rush hour, so casualties may grow.

The investigation is underway. Experts say the terrorist attack was orchestrated by the extremist group Boko Haram, which wants to set up and Islamist state on the territory of Nigeria.

Around 200 people were killed by Boko Haram over the last weekend. Agence France-Presse reported on Sunday that several dozen people died in the attack launched by the Islamist group on settlements in the north-east of Nigeria. Militants detonated several explosive devices in towns of Borno state and opened fire on civilians.  

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