Suicide bombs kill 16

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

ABUJA: At least 16 peo­ple were killed late on Tues­day in suicide bomb­ings in north-east­ern Nige­ria, emer­gency ser­vices said yes­ter­day.

Wit­nesses re­ported ex­plo­sions near a restau­rant, a se­cu­rity check­point and a court build­ing in Maiduguri.

The fa­tal­i­ties in­cluded four fe­male suicide bombers, said Al­haji Dan Bata from the Borno State Emer­gency Agency. About 20 peo­ple were re­ported to have been in­jured.

No group claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity. The rad­i­cal Is­lamist group Boko Haram has car­ried out sev­eral suicide bomb­ings in the area in re­cent months.

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