Seven-year-old girl suicide bomber kills five in Nigeria

February 22, 2015 6:20 PM

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A girl thought to be as young as seven-years-old on Sunday killed herself and five others in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria as President Goodluck Jonathan conceded his government had underrated the capacity of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

The attack on a market in the city of Potiskum is the latest in a string of suicide strikes in which children have been used.

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