Young girl suicide bomber kills several in northeastern Nigeria
A girl witnesses estimated to be no more than eight years old has carried out a suicide bombing in northeastern Nigeria. The use of female suicide bombers has been a common tactic of Boko Haram Islamist militants.
Witnesses and hospital sources said a total of six people were killed after she triggered the explosive devise in a market in the northeastern city of Potiskum on Sunday.
“(She) refused to be checked at the gate to the market and an argument ensued,” witness Ibrahim Maishago told the Reuters news agency by telephone. “She let off the bomb, killing herself and five others, while many were injured.”
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Source News: DW