Policemen stand near damaged vehicles in Sabon Gari, Kano May 19, 2014. A suicide car bomber killed five people on a street of popular bars and restaurants in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Sunday evening, in an area mostly inhabited by southern Christians, police said. REUTERS/Stringer (NIGERIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)

Nigeria: Double suicide bombing kills 15, injures 43 others

At least 15 have died and 43 others injured in Mashimari village in Nigeria’s Borno state when two female suicide bombers attacked an aid distribution center.

Most of the victims were women, who were queued to receive some food ration for their displaced families. Many were rushed to a medical facility and the toll is expected to rise.

“It killed 15 people and left 43 others injured. It happened during aid distribution by an NGO when people had gathered to receive donations,” aid worker, Bello Dambatta said.

The distribution center that suffered Monday’s attack is not far from the Mandarari Internal Displacement Camp, which was attacked by Boko Haram militants in August.

Boko Haram is suspected to have carried out the twin bombings in Mashimari village, just 25 miles outside of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Local vigilantes from the Babakura Kolo group assisting the Nigerian military with security were dispatched to scene and to avert any further attacks on villagers.

Boko Haram has ignited a humanitarian crisis in northeastern Nigeria, leaving at least 20,000 people dead and displacing more than 2.6 million since 2009.

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