14 die in sui­cide at­tack

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

A WOMAN sui­cide bomber killed 14 peo­ple, in­clud­ing her­self, af­ter det­o­nat­ing ex­plo­sives in a build­ing hous­ing peo­ple dis­placed by Boko Haram vi­o­lence in north-east Nigeria.

The bomber also in­jured 24 oth­ers in Fri­day night’s at­tack in the town of Dikwa, said Bello Dam­batta, head of the rapid re­sponse team of the Borno State Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency.

Boko Haram’s in­sur­gency has claimed tens of thou­sands of lives since 2009. Many sus­pected Boko Haram at­tacks have tar­geted camps for the dis­placed, in­clud­ing July 24 sui­cide bomb­ings in two state-run camps. Bloomberg

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