Nigeria market blast 'kills at least 47 in Borno'

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An explosion at a crowded market in the north-east state of Borno in Nigeria has killed at least 47 people, officials say.

As many as 52 people are believed to have been injured, a military source told Reuters news agency.

The blast struck Jebo livestock market in Sabon Gari town in southern Borno at about 13:30 local time (12:30 GMT), sources said.

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