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Car bomb explodes in northern Nigeria's Maiduguri city, many feared dead, injured

In this photo taken with a mobile phone, people runs as smokes billows through the sky after a car bomb explosion at a military post in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. A vehicle exploded at a military post in a commercial area in a northeastern Nigerian city on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people and causing pandemonium with blood-spattered bystanders running away and vehicles colliding as drivers rushed to flee.. (AP Photo/Abdulkareem Haruna)
January 14, 2014 - 5:38 AM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A car bomb exploded at a military checkpoint in a busy urban commercial area in northeast Nigeria. Many are feared killed and injured.

People splattered with blood tried to flee as a second car was ignited by the explosion in Maiduguri and soldiers started firing automatic rifles.

Vehicles smashed into each other as drivers hastened to escape.

A suicide bomber is suspected in the lunchtime Tuesday blast. Maiduguri is the birthplace of the Boko Haram extremist network that has been terrorizing northeast Nigeria.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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