Blast kills around 50 in Nigeria's Borno state: military

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Posted: Aug 11, 2015 11:56 AM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A blast at a market in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state killed at least 47 people and injured another 52, a military source and a civilian joint task force member said on Tuesday.

The explosion, in a region where hundreds of people have been killed in attacks by suspected members of militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the last few weeks, struck the town of Sabon Gari at around 1.30 p.m. (0830 ET), the sources said.

(Reporting by Lanre Ola; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by James Macharia)