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Suicide bombers strike northeast Nigeria, killing 27

Suicide bombers strike northeast Nigeria, killing 27
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Twenty-seven people have died after a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a market in northeastern Nigeria.

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Twenty-seven people have died after a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a market in northeastern Nigeria.

Two other suicide bombers detonated their devices outside a nearby refugee camp, wounding dozens of people.

The three explosions took place near the city of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the eight-year-long conflict between the Nigerian government and Islamist militants Boko Haram.

In total 83 people were wounded.

Victims of a female suicide bombing await treatment at Maiduguri hospital in Nigeria, after attacks kill 28 https://t.co/8CHRELpRovpic.twitter.com/2uOpht9xvT

— AFP news agency (@AFP) August 16, 2017

Government forces retook large swathes of territory from Boko Haram last year but the militants have struck back, killing at least 170 people since June.

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