Teenage girl suicide bomber kills 16 in northeast Nigeria

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A teenage female suicide bomber blew herself up at crowded bus station in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least 16 and wounding 30 others.

Most of the victims were children who had either been selling peanuts or begging for money at the time of the explosion, said witnesses.

The bomber managed to get through the security check at the entrance to the bus station in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, and detonated herself at 1 p.m. local time.

“It was an eyesore looking at the scene which is littered with chopped flesh and battered bodies of victims,” said Hassan Umar.

The suicide bomber was a teenager, said Umar, who said he saw her remains.

“The girl that carried out the suicide should be around 16 years old, because her face was a bit matured,” said Hassan.

At least eight of the bodies were taken…

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