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Suicide bomber kills 32 in northeast Nigeria


 A hospital official and witnesses say a suicide bomber has killed himself and 32 civilians by detonating explosives on the edge of a religious procession in northeast Nigeria by the moderate Muslim Brotherhood.

   The official said Monday 119 people were wounded, quoting hospital records in Potiskum, the capital of Yobe state. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give information to reporters.

   It is the first attack in months in Yobe by suspected members of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, which in recent weeks has seized several towns and declared an Islamic caliphate along Nigeria's northeast border.

   In a separate development, gunmen freed 145 inmates in an attack on a prison in central Nigeria, an official said. Extremists are the prime suspects.

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