Twelve killed in suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri

 

A suspected female suicide bomber killed at least 12 people on Tuesday in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria’s Borno state, military and hospital sources said, three days after a multiple bomb attack in the city killed more than 50.

Maiduguri is the birthplace of radical Islamist Boko Haram insurgents who have been fighting for six years to revive a medieval Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria. The militants tried to seize the city at the end of January, killing more than 100 people in the attack, and again in early February.

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