Africa

In pictures: Aftermath of bombing in Nigerian town of Potiskum

On Sunday, two female suicide attackers killed four people and injured more than 40 in the town of Potiskum in north-east Nigeria.

The attack has been blamed on Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group that has seized control of a number of towns and villages in the area as part of a campaign to impose an Islamic state.

Warning: Some of the photos in this gallery may be distressing.

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Image caption Two female suicide attackers struck a market in Potiskum, destroying vehicles and mobile phone stalls.
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Image caption At least four people were killed and 40 wounded in the explosions.
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Image caption Emergency services battled to cope with casualties in the mainly Muslim town.
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Image caption Some of those wounded lay on beds outside the local hospital.
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Image caption The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has been widely blamed for the attack, which left many needing treatment. It has not commented.
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Image caption A similar bombing in Potiskum in November killed at least 48 school pupils, and a service to mourn the victims was held in the Nigerian capital, Abuja at the time.