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One Woman Killed, Five Children Injured As Fresh Bomb Blast Hits Jalingo

One Woman Killed, Five Children Injured As Fresh Bomb Blast Hits Jalingo

A woman has been killed and five children injured after a fresh bomb blast in a district of the Taraba State capital, Jalingo.

Witnesses said the blast occurred in Mallam Joda area of the state capital on Friday night near the Nigerian Television Authority station.

It came 24 hours after an earlier blast in a pub in Doruwa area of the city claimed one life and left 14 persons injured.

Spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, Yushau Shuaibu, confirmed the incident, saying the injured children had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo for treatment.

The spate of bomb attacks in Northern Nigeria believed to be the handiwork of extremists has risen in recent weeks, even as security agents continue with raids on suspected bomb factories.

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