Terror

Female bombers kill 22 at Nigerian mosque

People flee in Maiduguri after an attack by Boko Haram militants in 2015. (REUTERS/Stringer)

At least 22 people were killed and 18 injured after two female suicide bombers attacked a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Wednesday. According to a representative of the civilian defense Vigilante Group, one woman detonated inside the mosque while the other waited outside to target escaping survivors. Maiduguri is a stronghold of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. This bombing marks the first attack on the city since December 28, when a Boko Haram assault left 50 people dead.

Read the full story at CBS News.

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