Schoolgirl suicide bombers kill 56 in Nigerian market

By REUTERS
December 9, 2016 23:07

YOLA/BAUCHI, Nigeria - Two schoolgirl suicide bombers killed 56 people and wounded dozens more in a coordinated attack on a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Madagali on Friday, a local official said.

The bombings bore the hallmark of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has been waging an insurgency to set up a state adhering to a strict interpretation of Muslim laws in the northeast. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.


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