June 19, 2017 / 9:39 AM / in 5 months

Suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria's Borno state - police

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, June 19 (Reuters) - Five female suicide bombers killed 12 people and wounded 11 in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, police said on Monday.

Borno state police spokesman Victor Isuku said the attacks took place on Sunday at around 08:30 p.m. (1930 GMT) in Kofa community, around 8 km (5 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri.

Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed 14 people in bombings and shootings in Maiduguri on June 7. (Reporting by Lanre Ola and Ahmed Kingimi; writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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