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Child Suicide Bombers Kill 9, Injure 24 in Maiduguri

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Boko haram strikes maiduguri

A suicide bombing in Nigeria’s Borno State on Sunday killed 9 people and injured another 24, the Nigerian army said. The blast is believed to have been carried out by 3 youths aged from 10 to 15.

The incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. in the town of Benisheik in the northeast of the country, army spokesman Sani Kukasheka Usman said in an e-mailed statement.

Army spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said Monday that the three attacked at a security checkpoint on Sunday in Benisheikh, a town in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State.

Usman says the army on Sunday killed at least 12 Boko Haram fighters in an operation in the same state. He said they raided two camps in the operation.

Boko Haram’s 6-year-old Islamic uprising has killed an estimated 20,000 people and driven 2.3 million from their homes, according to Amnesty International and the United Nations.

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