July 12, 2017 / 12:17 PM / in 5 months

Suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri kill 17: police

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suicide bombers killed 17 people and injured 21 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the police commissioner of Borno state said on Wednesday.

The blasts struck four areas in the city, which is the capital of Borno, the state worst affected by the eight-year-old insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Reporting by Ahmed Kingimi; writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Catherine Evans

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