Islamic extremists Boko Haram Suspected in Massive Nigeria Bomb Blast — At Least 21 Dead In Gathering for World Cup

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  • Witnesses said body parts were scattered near Emab Plaza in capital Abuja as black smoke could be seen a mile away
  • Police said 21 bodies had been recovered and 17 more people were injured as rescue work continued at the site
  • Mall was reportedly teeming with people just an hour before Nigeria’s match against Argentina in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • It should have been a national celebration as Nigeria was guaranteed a place in the next round for first time since 1998
  • No one has claimed responsibility though attack bore hallmarks of Boko Haram, which has been fighting in northeast

By Dan Bloom

MailOnline - news, sport, celebrity, science and health stories

An explosion in a Nigerian shopping mall has killed at least 21 people just an hour before the national football team played Argentina in the World Cup.

Witnesses said the blast left body parts scattered around the Emab Plaza in an upmarket district of Abuja, as billows of…

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