Girl bomber kills five, wounds dozens in northeast Nigeria

February 22, 2015 1:20 PM

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BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A young girl with explosives strapped to her killed five people and wounded dozens at a security checkpoint outside a market in the northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum on Sunday, witnesses said.

"(She) refused to be checked at the gate to the market and an argument ensued," witness Ibrahim Maishago told Reuters by telephone. "She let off the bomb, killing herself and five others, while many were injured."

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