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Nearly 50 Students Killed in School Blast in Nigeria

Potiskum, November 10 (RHC)-- At least 48 students have been killed in a bomb attack at a high school assembly in Nigeria's northeastern state of Yobe. The explosion took place in the volatile city of Potiskum on Monday when some 2,000 students had gathered for Monday morning's weekly assembly at the Government Technical Science College.

Nigerian authorities said the assault left around 80 others wounded while hospital workers noted that some people have been seriously injured and may need amputations. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bomb explosion; however, the deadly attack bears the hallmark of similar assaults by the Boko Haram terrorist group.

One week ago, another bomb attack in Potiskum claimed 30 lives as Yobe, along with some other regions in Nigeria, has been the scene of numerous terrorist attacks by Takfiri militants, including Boko Haram, in the past months.

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a number of deadly shooting attacks and bombings in various parts of Nigeria since the beginning of its operations in 2009, which have left more than 10,000 people dead so far.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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