Nigeria Says 9 People Killed, 24 Injured in Borno Suicide Blast

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.

The attack came a day after the army killed more than 20 insurgents in Borno after an attack on the town of Buratai.

Borno is the birthplace of Islamist group Boko Haram, which has killed tens of thousands of people since it began a campaign in 2009 to impose its version of Islamic law on parts of Nigeria.

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