• Young female suicide bombers kill 15 in NE Nigeria

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    KANO, Nigeria: At least 15 people were killed on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) after two female suicide bombers, one said to be aged around 11, blew themselves up at a busy mobile phone market in northeast Nigeria, a day after more than 30 were killed in a bomb blast. Two explosions ripped through the Farm Center market in northern Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, shortly after 4 pm, with one of the bombers said to be aged just 11 and the other 18. Boko Haram has previously used young girls as human bombs in its six-year insurgency in northeast Nigeria that has left at least 17,000 dead and made more than 2.6 million homeless. In July 2014, Kano was hit four times in the space of a week by a spate of young female suicide bombers whom experts say are unlikely to be willing participants to the carnage.

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