Islamist atrocity of the week: girl suicide bombers kill 30 in Nigeria

A triple suicide bombing outside a video hall in Konduga village, Borno State, Nigeria has been attributed to Islamist terror organisation Boko Haram.

Video halls are common across northern Nigeria. They are usually rudimentary buildings where people pay a small fee to watch football matches or films.

Boko Haram has targeted them on several occasions, saying they are unIslamic.

At least 30 people were killed and 40 injured in the blasts late Sunday evening.

According to Al Jazeera, two of the bombers were young girls who mingled with football watching crowds before detonating the explosives strapped to their bodies.

Since its formation in 2002, Boko Haram has murdered tens of thousands in its drive to establish a hardline Islamic state in northeast Nigeria.

The Global Terrorism Index recently ranked it the world's deadliest terror group.


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