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10-year-old girl 'strapped with explosives' arrested in Nigeria

Meanwhile, Nigerian authorities say a suicide bomber killed six people in Kano city today.

File photo of Nigerian soldiers on patrol.
File photo of Nigerian soldiers on patrol.
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NIGERIA TODAY SAID it had arrested a 10-year-old girl with explosives strapped to her body in northern Katsina state, as neighbouring Kano was hit by a female suicide bomber for the fourth time in a week.

“Security forces on Tuesday July 29… arrested three suspects believed to be members of Boko Haram,” including a “10-year-old” girl, government spokesman Mike Omeri said in a statement.

The “10-year-old…was discovered to have been strapped with an explosive belt,” he said.

The latest suicide blast in Nigeria’s Kano city killed six people today and was carried out by a woman, Omeri said.

“At about 2.30pm (1.30pm GMT), another female suicide bomber exploded an improvised explosive device at the Kano State polytechnic… Six persons were killed,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

- © AFP, 2014

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