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A bomb strapped to a girl aged ‘no older than 10’ exploded in a busy market place in Nigeria, killing at least 20 people and injuring 18, security sources said. The powerful explosion rocked the market in Maiduguri, which lies in the heartland of an insurgency by Sunni Muslim militant group Boko Haram, and was hit twice by female suicide bombers last year. A Red Cross official said the blast split the young suicide bomber in two and flung one part across the road. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Boko Haram militants have increasingly used women and young girls as human bombs in their six-year quest for a hardline Islamic state.

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