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6 dead, 19 injured in explosion at Taraba market

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The death toll from a blast in a local market in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Taraba on Tuesday has risen to six, the police said on Wednesday.

   Usman Abdullahi, a spokesman for the police in Taraba, told reporters in Jalingo, the state capital, that three persons among the 19 injured victims died while receiving treatment at a hospital.

   The explosion from a device occurred at a crowded cattle market in Iware town of the state on Tuesday, killing three instantly, said Abdullahi at an earlier press briefing.

   An investigation has been launched by the police, he added.

   No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the blast. 

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