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At least 50 dead after suicide bomb at a Nigerian mosque

TRAGIC: The blast happened during early morning prayer (Photo credit: Reuters)

A SUICIDE bombing in Nigeria has resulted in the death of at least 50 people.

The bombing took place in the eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, police say.

A bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in the town of Mubi.

Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appeared the bomber was part of the congregation.

According to Evening Standard, Police spokesman Othman Abubakar said the man detonated his explosives while mingling among the worshippers.

No-one has said they were behind the bombing but the Islamist militants Boko Haram often target crowded places in northern Nigeria.

Over 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency.

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