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Triple suicide attacks hit northeastern Nigeria


Suicide bombers killed at least 18 people in three dawn attacks in the northeastern Nigerian town of Damaturu, officials and witnesses said.

Separately, Boko Haram attacked a rural military camp in northeastern Yobe state overnight but were repulsed by troops who killed at least 100 of their fighters, the military said.

Seven troops died in the fighting and nine were injured in the village of Goniri, said army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman.

Hours later, at around 6am local time on Wednesday, when mosques were filled with worshippers performing early-morning prayers, two women suicide bombers struck in Damaturu, Yobe state's commercial centre. Clck here to read the full report.

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