Suicide bombers kill 16 in Nigeria’s Borno state

A motorbike is seen at the scene of a bomb blast at Kuje market in Abuja, Nigeria, October 3, 2015. At least 15 people were killed and 41 injured in two suicide bomb attacks late on Friday on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja, officials said. In Friday's attacks, one of the bombs went off near a police station in the satellite town of Kuje, not far from the capital's airport. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

As many as 16 people have been killed and many injured when suicide bombers simultaneously blew themselves up in different locations in Nigeria’s Borno state on Monday.

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The first suicide bomber detonated himself near a mosque, killing seven persons. The second detonated himself in a house killing five persons. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group, is known to carry out attacks in Nigeria to impose Sharia, or Islamic law. Borno has been the worst hit state by the insurgency. There are reports that Boko Haram has been using female suicide bombers to create Islamic Caliphate .


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