Four killed by girl suicide bomber

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Published: Monday 23rd February 2015 by The News Editor

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A girl suicide bomber blew herself up in a busy market in north-eastern Nigeria, killing four other people and seriously injury 46, witnesses said.

Survivor Anazumi Saleh said the bomber appeared to be no more than 10 years old.

He said she got out of a tricycle taxi in front of the market selling mobile phones and accessories and detonated her explosives on Potiskum’s main market day.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but yesterday’s attack bears all the signs of similar bombings by Boko Haram and raises fears that Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremists are using kidnap victims as bombers.

The bombing comes amid reports that Nigeria’s military is retaking towns and villages held by Boko Haram even as the extremists attack other north-eastern communities.

Published: Monday 23rd February 2015 by The News Editor

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