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Official: Multiple bomb blasts in Nigerian capital, 15 dead

Several bombs in two locations of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 15 people, the National Emergency Management Agency said Saturday. The explosions Friday night were in Nyanya and Kuje, suburbs of Abuja, agency spokesman Sani Datti said in a statement. He said 13 people died in the blast in Kuje and two in Nyanya. At least 41 people were wounded, Datti said. No group has claimed responsibility but the attack is similar to others by Boko Haram, Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist group. Boko Haram has largely been carrying out attacks in the country's northeast but has been extending its range to other cities. Violence from Boko Haram's six-year insurgency...