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Nigeria: ‘Girl Bomber’ Kills 19 People in Maiduguri Market

In this file photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, Nigerian security forces stand guards during Eid al-Fitr celebration in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Police say over a dozen people were killed in the bombing of an outdoor World Cup viewing center, in Damaturu, Nigeria. A suicide bomber detonated a tricycle taxi packed with explosives on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Security experts have warned that Islamic militants might attack crowds watching the World Cup in public places in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda, as they did in 2010 in Uganda.   (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
In this file photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, Nigerian security forces stand guards during Eid al-Fitr celebration in Maiduguri, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (BBC)—At least 19 people have been killed and several injured by a bomb strapped to a girl reported to be aged about 10 in north-eastern Nigeria, police say.

The bomb exploded in a market in the city of Maiduguri, in Borno state.

“The explosive devices were wrapped around her body,” a police source told Reuters.

No group has said it carried out the attack. The market is reported to have been targeted twice in a week by female bombers late last year.

Correspondents say that all the signs point to the militant Islamist Boko Haram group.

 

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