Nigeria bombing hits World Cup viewers

Jun 18, 2014, 5:18 AM EDT
Nigeria huddle to start the second half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at Arena da Baixada on June 16, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil.
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At least 21 people have been killed in a bomb blast in northern Nigeria as they were watching a World Cup match, a hospital source has told the BBC. Witnesses in Damaturu, in Yobe state, say a suicide bomber in a tricycle taxi detonated explosives as people watched Brazil's match against Mexico on TV. At least 27 people are said to have been seriously injured. Public screenings of the World Cup in some parts of Nigeria have been banned because of threats by Boko Haram.
Background:
'Fatalities' after blast at Nigeria World Cup TV venue [BBC]
Explosion rocks World Cup viewing venue in Nigeria [USA Today]

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