- Title: Two girl suicide bombers kill at least three in Nigeria's Maiduguri - official
- Date: 11th December 2016
- Summary: MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA (DECEMBER 11, 2016) (REUTERS) SOLDIERS INSPECTING AMBULANCE VARIOUS OF CIVILIAN JOINT TASK FORCE CLEARING AFTERMATH OF BLAST CIVILIAN JOINT TASK FORCE PUTTING REMAINS INTO AMBULANCE MAN INSPECTING BLOOD STAINS ON HIS TRUCK (SOUNDBITE) (English) COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, BORNO STATE, DAMIAN CHUKWU, SAYING: "At about 0850 hours, precisely 10 minutes to nine, I heard a loud bang and I proceeded to the scene. At the scene I was told by those I met there that the two suicide bombers came from the direction of Gonge. So on arriving at the market round about, one of them carrying two IEDs (improvised explosive devices) exploded. And in the immediate vicinity, the suicide bomber got shattered, and about 17 others dropped injured, they were taken to the hospital. Out of those 17, so far only about four of them can speak; at least can give their identities." VARIOUS OF MILITARY MEN AND VEHICLES IN VICINITY
- Embargoed: 26th December 2016 16:11
- Keywords: Nigeria Maiduguri suicide bomb suicide attack jihadists Boko Haram
- Location: MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA
- City: MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA
- Country: Nigeria
- Reuters ID: LVA0015CFVT53
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Two girl suicide bombers killed at least three people and wounded 17 at a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday (December 11), a spokesman for state emergency agency NEMA said.
Residents said about nine people had been killed.
Boko Haram Islamists have been waging an insurgency for seven years in the region to try to establish an Islamic state.
The jihadists have frequently targeted crowded areas - such as markets, places of worship and refugee camps - in suicide bomb attacks across northeast Nigeria and in neighbouring Cameroon and Niger.
They have killed some 15,000 people and forced more than two million people to flee their homes.
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