Another child suicide attack

Teen kills at least 15 in northern Nigeria

ATEENAGE girl blew herself up at a crowded bus station in a northeastern Nigerian town yesterday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 53 in the second such attack there this week.

No one claimed responsibility for the bombing in Potiskum but the main suspect is likely to be the militant group Boko Haram, whose struggle for an Islamic state in religiously mixed Nigeria has killed thousands of people in the past six years and displaced more than a million.

Witness Musa Ayuba, who was knocked over by the force of the blast, said the girl arrived at the Tashan Dan Borno bus station in a rickshaw and was trying to board a bus when she detonated the bomb.

A security source confirmed the blast and a hospital source said 15 bodies had so far been brought in and 53 people were receiving treatment for wounds, some serious.

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