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Abuja (AFP) – A bomb exploded in a crowded shopping center in Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding 17, police and the government said.

“The casualty figure for now is 21 persons dead, 17 injured,” national police spokesman Frank Mba said, adding that an arrest had been made.

Senior government spokesman Mike Omeri confirmed that the blast was the result of “a bomb attack.”

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Sean O'Keefe

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Almost 500 national security experts — including 22 four-star military officers — slammed Donald Trump in a public letter released Thursday, calling him unfit for his role as commander in chief and endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The letter, simply addressed "To Our Fellow Citizens," is a bipartisan effort signed by prominent Republicans and Democrats alike who say they "fear" for their country under Trump. Signatories include former Navy Secretary and NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, who served in both Bush administrations, and former Defense Secretaries Chuck Hagel, Leon Panetta, and Ash Carter.

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