13 killed in suicide bombing in Nigeria

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Thirteen people have been killed in a suicide bombing attack in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria.

The bombing, which took place late Sunday night, presents the deadliest bombing in over a month as Nigeria’s military conflict with the Islamist group Boko Haram continues for the ninth year.

Five people were also injured in the attack which took place in the Muna Garage area of Maiduguri where some of the more than two million people who have fled fighting caused by Boko Haram live in a refugee camp.

North eastern Nigeria continues to bear the brunt of the fighting between the Nigerian military and the Islamists, with no sign of the fighting ebbing despite assurances by the government and military that Boko Haram is on the verge of defeat.

On Friday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned that “attacks against civilians – including suicide bombings in and near IDP (internally displaced person) camps – continue to be a major concern.”

– By ANA