Breaking News: Twin Blast Hits Gombe Market

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Two massive bomb blasts today hit the Gombe central market in Gombe State, northwest Nigeria.

According to preliminary reports, the blasts occurred this evening when the  market had become crowded with people buying things after work, in preparation for Eid Al-Fitr, the festival signaling the end of the Holy month of Ramadan.

The first explosion reportedly took place outside a footwear shop, followed by a second explosion just minutes later, Vanguard quoted Badamasi Amin, a local trader who counted at least three bodies, to have said.

About 49 people were killed in the attack and dozens injured.

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