At least six dead in Maiduguri suicide bombing

Six people died and more than a dozen were injured after suicide bombers carried out attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday morning.

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Six people, including four teenage female suicide bombers and two men, were killed in a series of explosions in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri. At least 16 people were injured in the attack. Screen capture Google Maps

Four suicide bombers killed themselves and two men and injured 16 other people by triggering explosions in Usmannati and Alkunmi on the outskirts of the city of Maiduguri at 1:15 a.m..

The National Emergency Management Agency said four teenage girls carried out the attack on the location known as Muna Garage.

Those who were injured by the blasts received first aid from rescue workers before being transported to hospitals.

Muna Garage has been a target for suicide bombings for six months, and more than 200 teenage girls have died while carrying out such bombings for Boko Haram.

By Daniel Uria