At least 11 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

2015-10-19 07:27

Abuja - A terrorist attack in a village in north-eastern Nigeria has killed at least 11 people, news reports said on Sunday.

Suspected members of the terrorist group Boko Haram attacked the village of Dar in the state of Adamawa, the newspaper Premium Times reported, quoting police.

Two female suicide bombers mixed among fleeing residents and detonated their explosives.

The attack was one of several in the country's north-east in recent days.

At least 13 people were killed when female suicide bombers struck the outskirts of Maiduguri in two attacks in north-east Nigeria on Friday, one day after scores of worshippers were killed in an attack on a nearby mosque.

Boko Haram seeks to establish a state with the strictest interpretation of Islamic law in the region.

The United States on Monday began sending troops to Cameroon to conduct airborne surveillance and intelligence operations in the fight against Boko Haram. The White House said a force of up to 300 eventually will be sent to Cameroon.

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