Suicide bombers kill 27, wound 83 in northeast Nigeria

August 16, 2017 09:34

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A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.

Rescue workers transported injured victims to a hospital in Maiduguri, 25 kilometres away from where the incident occurred.

Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many people, an emergency services official said.

In all, 83 people were wounded in the three explosions near the city of Maiduguri, epicentre of the long-running conflict between government forces and Boko Haram.

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