Blast in Nigeria venue showing World Cup leaves 13 dead

An explosion at a venue in Nigeria which was showing World Cup football has left at least 13 people dead, according to Reuters. Around 20 people were left severely injured in what police reportedly called an "attack".

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Children among 13 Nigerians killed by bomb

Children were among the 13 people killed by a bomb blast in northern Nigeria.

More than 20 other people are in hospital; most of their injuries are serious, and include loss of limbs.

This video shows both the hospital and bombsite in Damaturu:

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast, though Damaturu and the surrounding Yobe state are at the heart of a five-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

They have stated that watching football is "unIslamic".

Those killed were watching the Brazil vs Mexico World Cup match; the Nigerian government is advising people to avoid gathering in public to watch the matches, concerned about potential attacks.

For many Nigerians, public televisions are their only means of watching the World Cup.

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