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Nigeria Suicide Bombing Kills 14 in Housing Shelter: Aid Agency

A female suicide bomber killed 14 people, including herself, after detonating explosives in a building housing people displaced by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, according to a state rescue agency.

The bomber also injured 24 others in Friday night’s attack in the town of Dikwa, Bello Dambatta, who heads the rapid response team of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, said in a phone interview.

Boko Haram’s insurgency, aimed at imposing its version of Islamic law in Africa’s most populous country, has claimed tens of thousands of lives since 2009 and forced about 2 million people to flee their homes. Many suspected Boko Haram attacks have targeted camps for the displaced, including July 24 suicide bombings in two state-run camps.

— With assistance by Yinka Ibukun

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