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4 women suicide bombers die near Maiduguri, kill 1

24 October 2015, 18:42

Maiduguri — Four women suicide bombers blew themselves up near Maiduguri on Saturday, killing one other person and wounding 10, when civilian guards prevented them from entering the city, said an official.

The women blew themselves up when they were stopped for a body search by self-defense fighters on the outskirts of the city, said Sani Datti, spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Also read: Mosque blast kills 55 in Maiduguri, Yola

Saturday's morning's attack was the latest in a wave of suicide bombings blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group that have killed hundreds in recent months.

Suicide bombers killed 42 people Friday in mosques in Maiduguri and Yola.

- AP


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