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Nigeria mosque bombers kill 22

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Baku, March 16, AZERTAC

Two female bombers killed at least 22 worshippers in an attack on a mosque on Wednesday, Nigerian rescue officials say, according to the Aljazeera.

The attack took place on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri - the birthplace of the Boko Haram armed group.

Abdul Mohammed of the State Emergency Management Agency told The Associated Press news agency that another 17 people were wounded in the explosions early Wednesday.

Coordinator Abba Aji of the civilian self-defence Vigilante Group said one bomber blew up inside the mosque and the second outside as survivors tried to flee.

Aji said the mosque is in Umarari on the outskirts of the city that is now the command centre of the Nigerian military's war against Boko Haram.

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, blame will likely fall on the insurgents.

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