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Boko Haram suspected after suicide blast, prison break in Nigeria

2011 file photo: Young girls walk past a vehicle burnt on a street of Damaturu, Yobe StateA suicide bombing at a Shiite ceremony killed at least 15 people in northeastern Nigeria on Monday while 132 inmates were at large after a daring prison break. The attack in Potiskum, the commercial capital of Yobe state, targeted Shia Muslims marking Ashura, the anniversary of the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. The prison break saw gunmen use dynamite to blast into the facility in central Kogi state late on Sunday, more than two years after Boko Haram launched an attack at the same site. Meanwhile in Adamawa state, also northeast Nigeria, tens of thousands of people fled their homes to refugee camps after the militants seized control of the commercial hub of Mubi, the latest among more than two dozen towns and villages to have fallen into extremist hands.

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