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30 killed in Maiduguri by 2 girl suicide bombers

23 June 2015, 14:09

Bauchi — Two girls blew themselves up on Monday near a crowded mosque in Maiduguri, killing about 30 people, witnesses said.

Fishmonger Idi Idrisa said one teenager exploded as she approached the mosque crowded with people from the nearby Baga Road fish market, performing afternoon prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.

The second teen appeared to run away and blew up further away, killing only herself, he said.

Civilian defense fighter Sama Ila Abu said he counted at least 30 corpses as he helped collect the dead.

Also read: Female suicide bomber kills 20 in Maiduguri

Both men said that there were many injured.

A military bomb disposal expert has told the AP that most bombs carried by girls and women have remote detonation devices, meaning the carrier cannot control the explosion.

On Thursday, a group of the extremists attacked two towns in neighboring Niger, killing at least 40 people, the government said.

In its first attack on Chad, suicide bombers a week ago attacked two buildings including the national police academy in N'Djamena, killing at least 33 people.

- AP


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