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'10-year old female bomber' kills 20 people in Nigeria

  • A bomb strapped to a 10-year-old girl exploded in northeastern Nigeria’s Maiduguri city, killing around 20 people, media reports said.

    The police suspect the militant group Boko Haram to be behind the attack, which occurred in Borno, a state which is a militant stronghold. Reports said the explosives were tied around the girl’s body.

    This is not the first time that Islamist militants in Nigeria have used female bombers.

    Meanwhile, a blast in a vehicle near a police checkpoint killed two people in Yobe state.  

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