“Alarming spike” in suicide attacks by girls in Nigeria

Rescuers arrive at the scene of a blast where suspected female suicide bomber blew herself up at the crowded Monday Market in Maiduguru, on March 10, 2015. OLATUNJI OMIRIN/AFP/Getty Images

According to the U.N.’s children agency, there’s been an “alarming spike” in suicide attacks by girls and women who’ve been captured by militant Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. There have already been 27 reports of suicide bombings in 2015 so far, compared to 26 in all of 2014. Three-quarters of Boko Haram-orchestrated suicide attacks, according to UNICEF, have been carried out by women and children. In the latest attack, which took place on Sunday, 37 people were killed and 400 buildings were destroyed.

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