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Four Hurt In Northern Nigerian Bomb Blast

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A roadside bomb exploded in northern Nigeria's volatile city of Bauchi, injuring four people, the latest in a series of attacks to hit the region in recent months, police said Saturday.

"There was a bomb blast in Wuntin-dada suburb of the city in which four people were injured," Bauchi State police spokesman Mohammed Barau told AFP.

He said the incident happened Friday evening as workers were returning home.

"The bomb which was planted by the roadside went off as people were closing for the day. Forensic experts have been conducting investigation into the incident and bomb fragments have been taken to Abuja for analysis," he said.

Barau said no arrests had been made and it was too early to blame any group for the incident.

The radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram has been blamed for scores of bomb and gun attacks in Nigeria, including the capital, Abuja.

The sect claimed responsibility for the August suicide bombing of the UN headquarters in Abuja which killed at least 24 people and coordinated attacks in the country's northeast last week that left some 150 people dead.