Tag: child suicide bombers

Emergency services, police and residents gather at the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a market in Maiduguri, after two girls approximately seven or eight years old blew themselves, killing themselves and wounding at least 17 others. The attack was not immediately claimed by the Boko Haram jihadist insurgency …

Suspected Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Were 7-Year-Old Girls

A suicide bomb attack killed one person and injured 17 others at a market in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Sunday. According to one eyewitness, the bombers were young children: two girls only 7 or 8 years of age.

GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - AUGUST 21: People perform prayer for their relatives after the terrorist attack which is held during a marriage ceremony at Sahinbey district of Gaziantep, at Yesilkent Cemetery in Gaziantep, Turkey on August 21, 2016. At least 50 people died after the explosion. (Photo by Ensar Ozdemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty …

Turkey Backs Down from Claiming Wedding Bomber Was a Child

The Turkish government has been stepping back from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s claim that the suicide bomber who killed 54 people at a Kurdish wedding on Saturday, many of them children, was a child aged 12 to 14 himself.

People wait close to empty graves at a cemetery during the funeral for the victims of last night's attack on a wedding party that left 50 dead in Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border on August 21, 2016. At least 50 people were killed when a suspected suicide …

Turkey IDs Wedding Bomber as Islamic State Child

A suicide bomb attack on a Kurdish wedding in Turkey killed at least 54 people on Saturday evening, many of them children. The bomber himself has been described as a child only 12 to 14 years old, possibly coerced into wearing his remote-detonated explosive device.