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Blast in northern Nigeria's red light district kills 10, say police

Published on Jun 28, 2014 6:19 PM

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) - An explosion in the red light district of northern Nigeria's Bauchi city has killed 10 people and injured 14 others, police said on Saturday.

The cause of the late Friday blast was not immediately clear, but Boko Haram Islamists have attacked Bauchi repeatedly during their five-year uprising aimed at creating a strict Islamic state in the north.

Bauchi state police spokesman Mohammed Haruna said the targeted building in the Bayan Gari neighbourhood on the outskirts of the city was widely known as a brothel.

"Ten people were confirmed dead, while 14 others sustained various degrees of injury," Mr Haruna said.

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