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    Female Suicide Bomber Kills 6 at Nigeria campus

    Ambulances and security officers arrive at the Murtala Muhammad hospital after a suicide bomb attack in Kano, northern Nigeria, July 30, 2014.
    Ambulances and security officers arrive at the Murtala Muhammad hospital after a suicide bomb attack in Kano, northern Nigeria, July 30, 2014.
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    Nigerian authorities said a female suicide bomber killed at least six people and wounded six others on a college campus in Kano City.

    Officials said Wednesday’s attack at Kano Polytechnic College marked the fourth such attack in the city by a woman in less than a week.

    The latest attacker blew herself up while a group of students stood around a bulletin board.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but several attacks in the area in the last week have been blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram.

    Experts said the use of female attackers in Kano would be a new tactic for the group, which kidnapped 200 Nigerian school girls earlier this year.

    Meanwhile, Nigerian police arrested a 10-year-old girl wearing explosives strapped to her chest in the neighboring state of Katsina.

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    by: Roy from: Kentucky USA
    July 31, 2014 3:02 PM
    I assume this is a case of women and young girls being forced to commit acts fearing threats to themselves or family or those held close to them. History is full of want to be dictators that do not understand you can not win hearts and minds at the end of a gun. Ghandi and Martin Luther King will always be remebered as great leaders without firing a weapon or launching a missle.

    by: binabdallah from: kaduna
    July 31, 2014 2:35 AM
    the boko haram are not islamic group.u are abusing muslim by calling them muslims

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