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At least 21 dead in Nigeria explosion

At least 21 people have been killed and 17 were injured when an explosion tore through a crowded shopping district in the Nigerian capital Abuja during rush hour, police said.

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Aftermath of Abuja rush-hour bomb blast

Injured men and women have arrived at the Maitama general hospital in Abuja, after a shopping complex bomb blast killed 21 and injured 17.

A man is brought into the hospital after being injured in the Abuja blast. Credit: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Firefighters douse cars after a bomb blast at a crowded shopping district in Abuja. Credit: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
A woman weeps at the scene of the explosion. Credit: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

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