Female suicide bomber kills 20 in Nigerian city of Maiduguri

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KANO, Nigeria: At least 20 people were killed Monday when a young female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a bus station in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, in an attack likely to be blamed on Boko Haram. The blast happened near a fish market in the Baga Road area of the city, which has been repeatedly targeted in recent weeks by shelling, bombs and suicide attacks. According to survivors’ accounts, a woman came into the bus station with a casserole dish, shouting out for customers. “Suddenly, the casserole, which obviously contained explosives, went off,” a witness said. “We have sorted out 20 dead bodies and 50 others that were injured.”

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