At least 5 dead in suicide attack in northeast Nigeria

Author : Mircea Birca | Friday, May 5, 2017
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Five people were killed in two suicide bombings in northeast Nigeria, police said on Friday, in the latest attacks blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

Borno state police spokesman Murtala Ibrahim said two women with explosives strapped to their bodies blew themselves up in the Konduga area on Thursday night, “killing themselves and five others”.

“Six persons sustained various degrees of injuries,” he said in a statement about the attack, which happened at about 22:45 in the Mandarari area.

According to a member of the civilian militia enforcing security, the first bomber detonated her explosives near a group of people, killing four and injuring six.

A young girl was killed in the second explosion, he told AFP.

Boko Haram has increasingly resorted to suicide attacks against civilians and security positions, as it has been weakened by a sustained military counter-insurgency.

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