Shiite community members gather on Nov. 4, 2014, for funeral rites of members killed on Nov. 3 during a procession at a Shiite festival in Potiskum, Yobe State, Nigeria.
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A suicide bomber dressed up as a student is responsible for the deaths of dozens of people at a school in northeast Nigeria, according to the Associated Press.

The bombing, which occurred Monday at the Government Technical Science College in Potiskum, reportedly killed an estimated 48 individuals and left approximately 79 injured, the report notes. Some of those injured will need amputations.

Boko Haram, the extremist Islamic group responsible for many other attacks across Nigeria, including the kidnapping of more than 200 girls earlier this year, is believed to be responsible, according to USA Today. Still, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

"We were waiting for the principal to address us, around 7:30 a.m., when we heard a deafening sound and I was blown off my feet. People started screaming and running; I saw blood all over my body," one student, Musa Ibrahim Yahaya, 17, who suffered head injuries, told AP.

This attack comes a mere week after a similar attack on Shiite Muslims marking Ashura Day, also in Potiskum, which killed more than 20 people. 

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