Girl suicide bomber kills 5, injures 41 in northeast Nigeria

Two suicide bombers carried out separate attacks Tuesday that killed five people in Damaturu, a town in northeastern Nigeria, police and witnesses said. In one attack, a girl bomber died in an explosion that killed five people at the crowded entrance to the main bus station, said Assistant

Superintendent Toyin Gbagedesin. Witnesses said a young male suicide bomber killed only himself when his device exploded prematurely. Gbagedesin said 41 people were wounded in the bus station explosion. The bomber appeared to be about 14 years old. Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, is suspected of being behind the attacks. It has used dozens of girls and women in recent suicide bombings in Nigeria and neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger, raising fears it is using kidnap victims.

via ynetnews.com

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