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Nigeria: at least 15 dead after double bomb attack in capital Abuja

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a double bomb attack in the Nigerian capital Abuja. One of the blasts happened

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Nigeria: at least 15 dead after double bomb attack in capital Abuja

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At least 15 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a double bomb attack in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

One of the blasts happened near a police station in the satellite town of Kuje, the other was in the suburb of Nyanya.

They are the first attacks in Abuja in more than a year.

Survivor Edwin Umorem explained that he went out for something to eat and, as he made his way back, there was a blast. He recalled that something touched him, he opened his shirt and removed what he described as a small particle.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts.

Attacks by Boko Haram militants have been concentrated in Nigeria’s northeast. They have been trying to carve out an Islamist state, killing thousands of people and displacing more than two million others.