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FILE- This Sunday Aug. 28, 2016 file photo shows a general view of one of the biggest camp for people displaced by Islamist Extremist in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Camps for thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram will have to stay open beyond the end of this month as Nigeria's military …

Teen Girl Suicide Bombers Target Boko Haram Refugees, Killing 5

Two teenage girls suspected of being members of the brutal Boko Haram jihadist group carried out a suicide attack against an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the terrorist group’s Nigeria-based birthplace, killing at least five people and wounding 39 others.

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Boko Haram Quadruples Female Suicide Bombers in Terror Attacks

In a major tactical shift in its terror operations, the radical Islamists of the Boko Haram jihadist group have multiplied the number of women and girls deployed as suicide bombers in an effort to elude detection by security officials.

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.

NIGERIA, Yola : Women and children rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Islamist militants Boko Haram at Sambisa Forest wait to receive treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola on May 5, 2015. They were among a group of 275 people rescued by the Nigerian military last week and arrived …

Nigeria Claims to Rescue over 11,000 Boko Haram Hostages

The Nigerian army issued a press release on Wednesday announcing that it had rescued 11,595 civilians held hostage by the Islamic State-affiliated terrorist organization Boko Haram and asserting once again that the group is close to total defeat.

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Female Suicide Bombers Strike Nigeria with Second Mass Casualty Attack in Two Days

Two female suicide bombers launched a deadly attack that killed an estimated 15 people at a packed mobile phone market in Kano, Nigeria, on Wednesday. Kano is the largest city in Northern Nigeria. The explosion ripped through Farm Centre market just after 4:00pm local time and comes only a day after a terrorist attack killed 32 and wounded 80 in the Northeast city of Yola.

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Fake Babies and Boob Bombs: Why Women Make Better Suicide Bombers

Female suicide bombers are exploiting societal expectations in order to do greater damage to targets than their male counterparts could manage, academic research has revealed. As they are less likely to be suspected as terrorists, women are better able to