Islamic State claimed responsibility for an explosion that it said killed or injured 30 people at a market where alcohol was sold in Taraba State in Nigeria, marking an expansion of the area where the extremist group operates in the country. Reuters reports that in a statement posted on a Telegram messaging channel used by IS they said that the attack had struck “a gathering of infidel Christians” and expressed satisfaction that the drinking spot had been damaged. It did not however break down the casualty figure into dead and injured.