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Taraba explosions death toll rises to six



Three additional victims of Tuesday’s explosion at a cattle market in Taraba State have died in hospital.

Two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) went off at a bar joint located inside the cattle market in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of the state and killed three people on Tuesday evening.

At least 19 other persons sustained serious injuries in the incident.

Read also: Three die in Taraba market blast

The figure brought to six the number of people killed in the blasts.

The Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) in a statement on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the attack.

The spokesman for the state police command, Usman Abdullahi, confirmed the new casualties to journalists on Thursday in Jalingo.

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