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Explosion rocks army base in Nigeria

2012-02-07 15:07

Kaduna - An emergency management official says an explosion has struck near a military base in a central Nigerian city at the heart of riots that killed hundreds of people last year.

Yushau Shuaib of the National Emergency Management Agency says the explosion happened on Tuesday in the city of Kaduna. He said he had no immediate details about injuries from the explosion.

The blast comes as Nigeria faces increasingly bloody attacks from a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram.