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Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in north Nigeria


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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian rescue official says at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state.

Bello Dambatta, head of rescue operations for the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, said women were the majority of those killed in the Monday morning attack and the toll is likely to rise.

Dambatta also said most of the victims were evacuated to medical facilities in Maiduguri and Konduga.

Bunu Bukar, Secretary of the Hunters Association in Borno State, said three suicide bombers staged the attack after gunshots got villagers to run. The village is not far from the Mandarari Internal Displacement Camp that was attacked in August, he said.

Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people in its eight-year insurgency.

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