7 years Girl Bomber Kills Herself, 5 others in Nigeria

7 years Girl Bomber Kills Herself, 5 others in Nigeria
Sun Feb 22, 2015 17:44:28

A young girl suicide bomber Sunday blew herself up and five others when the explosive devices strapped to her body detonated in a market in Nigeria's northesatern city of Potiskum, witnesses said.

Nineteen others who sustained various degrees of injury were taken to hospital after the blast, a local vigilante leader told AFP.

"So far, five people were killed with the girl while 19 others have been taken to hospital for injuries," Buba Lawan said. Witnesses said she appeared to be as young as seven-years-old.

On Sunday, February 15, 2015 a female suicide bomber killed seven people at a bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu, the latest in a spate of similar attacks blamed on Boko Haram,32 others injured in the attack, police said.

Boko Haram has also emerged as a growing regional threat.

The group launched its first ever attacks inside neighboring Chad and Niger this month, seen as a response to those two nations joining Nigeria and Cameroon in a military offensive designed to crush the group.

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