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At least 28 people killed in attacks in Nigeria

Nigeria,July 6: A series of blasts, including one inside a church, are reported to have killed at least 28 people in Nigeria, where the military is battling the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

The heaviest death toll was in Jos, in central Nigeria, where two deadly explosions struck late Sunday not far from each other.

One blast went off near a mosque as a sermon for the holy month of Ramadan was being delivered, and the other hit a major thoroughfare where many Muslim families live.

A survivor, Ado Aliyu, told CNN that about five gunmen entered a crowd of people and started shooting, setting off a stampede before the first explosion struck.

At least 23 people were killed and more than 60 were wounded in the violence, hospital officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility of the attack.

Boko Haram has been tied to violence in Jos in the past, including an attack on a market in May 2014 that killed more than 100 people.

The city sits between the predominantly Christian and animist southern half of Nigeria and the north, where the majority of the country's Muslims live.

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