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Bombing at northeast Nigeria football match kills at least 40

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A bomb attack targeting fans at a football match in Nigeria's restive northeast killed at least 40 people on Sunday, a police officer told AFP.  

A girl walks past cars burnt by gunmen in Mubi, Nigeria, on October 5, 2012

"There has been a bomb explosion at a football field this evening and so far more than 40 people have been killed," said the officer who requested anonymity in the town of Mubi, which has seen previous attacks by Boko Haram Islamists.

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