At least 15 killed, 47 injured in suicide bombing at Nigerian market

At least 15 killed, 47 injured in suicide bombing at Nigerian market

BIU - The Associated Press
At least 15 killed, 47 injured in suicide bombing at Nigerian market

At least 13 people were killed after two female suicide bombers attacked a market, authorities in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state said on Dec. 2.

Eight men and four women have been counted dead so far, said Aliyu Idrisa, a community leader, adding that the blasts struck while aid workers were distributing food to people affected by the eight-year conflict with Boko Haram, Reuters reported.

A government official said 15 dead had been recorded at a hospital and 47 people were injured. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to media.

The victims were killed, when one of the women detonated her explosives at a food distribution point run by a non-governmental organization, Mohammed Maliya, who is part of the rescue effort in the town of Biu, said, the Associated Press reported.

She appeared relaxed and was eating a banana while waiting in line with others, Maliya said.

The other bomber killed only herself but wounded a number of people.

The attack on Dec. 2 took place about 185 kilometers (115 miles) from Maiduguri city, where the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram was formed.

The group has increasingly used women and children to carry out attacks. Many of them are kidnapped and indoctrinated in extremism.


 

 

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