The Dallas Morning News

Nigerian blasts kill 18 — mostly kids, women

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DAKAR, Senegal — An attack by three suicide bombers killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 20 others at a fish market outside the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which gave rise to the extremist group Boko Haram, officials and news reports said Saturday.

The attackers were all female, according to The Associated Press, and the victims were mostly women and children, local news outlets reported.

No one claimed responsibi­lity for the attacks, but Boko Haram has been known to deploy young women and children as suicide bombers.

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