Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Islamist teen girl suicide bombers kill 30 in Nigeria

The teen girls who murdered 30 in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri are suspected of being dispatched by Boko Haram.

                             Image taken after the attack 

                                                                             Video: Female suicide bombers kill at least 21 in Nigeria

Two teenage female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a busy market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people and raising fears about growing violence in the city. 

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. But suspicion fell immediately on Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that has led an intensifying insurgency in the region over the last five years. It's also suspected of having carried out similar bombings in Maiduguri in recent months.
The bombing looks like evidence of Boko Haram's ongoing ability to evade government forces. The Nigerian Army drove the group from Maiduguri following its formation there in 2002, but has since struggled to maintain peace and security across the bustling city of 1 million people.

bba Aji Kalli, a state security official, told The Associated Press that two girls dressed in headscarfs entered the marketplace and set off their explosives. The first detonated her bomb and killed about three people. The second girl waited until a crowd gathered and then detonated.
"While the people were trying to help the injured, the second bomb blasted," a witness, Sani Adamu, told Reuters. "I saw lots of bodies."

Teen girl suicide bombers kill 30 in Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected (+video) -