Suicide Bombers Kill More Than 60 in Northeast Nigerian City

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Female suicide bombers again. Bloomberg:

More than 60 people died in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri as suicide bombers targeted civilians and the army clashed with suspected Islamist militants on Sunday.

In the deadliest attack, two female suicide bombers killed about 40 people near a mosque in the Sulemanti area of the capital of Borno state, according to Hassan Ibrahim, a member of a local vigilante militia group. Two other bombers detonated explosives behind a Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. gasoline station killed another 19 people, he said.

More than 10 were killed in clashes between militants and the armed forces at the Jiddari Polo area, where the insurgents attacked a bar and residences, and Alidawari, Ibrahim said. The army said it intercepted and killed 10 suicide bombers on the outskirts of Maiduguri.

“The troops laid ambush on the terrorists’ suspected routes along Damboa road and eliminated them,” Colonel Mustapha Anka, an army spokesman, said in a statement late Sunday. “The explosive-ordnance device team have been mobilized and they are clearing the debris.”

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