Nigerian twin bomb explosions kill dozens in Jos

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Source: BBC

At least 46 people have been killed and many others injured by two bomb explosions in the volatile central Nigerian city of Jos, police say.

The blasts happened in a busy market near a bus terminal. No group has said it carried out the attack. However, Jos has seen several deadly clashes between Christian and Muslim groups in recent years. Islamist militant group Boko Haram has also carried out a spate of recent bombings. A spokesperson for the regional governor told AFP news agency that most of the victims were women. The market and bus terminal are part of the commercial centre of Jos. Journalist Hassan Ibrahim told the BBC that tension was rising in the area, with youths blocking some roads. Religious leaders are appealing for calm.

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