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Boko Haram: 18 Dead, 29 Injured In Fresh Borno Attack

Boko Haram: 18 Dead, 29 Injured In Fresh Borno Attack

The other two suicide bombers blew themselves up before reaching their targets, he added.

18 people were killed in a series of suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

"The two males detonated their explosives in a mosque while the other two females targeted the resident in the area and detonated their IED", he said.

Confirming the incident which occurred Wednesday night, the Borno State Police Command said the multiple blasts took place around Muna Gari Community of the metropolis. While twenty nine others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and State Specialist Hospital for medical attention.

A suicide bomber then entered a house before setting off explosives, killing a pregnant woman and her child.

"Normalcy has been restored to the community", he said.

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The nigerian authorities have repeatedly claimed that this group was on the verge of being defeated, but attacks villages and military convoys as suicide attacks against civilians continue.

The UN estimates that 20,000 people have been killed and at least 1.7 million displaced since Boko Haram's offensive in 2009.

The Islamist extremists of Boko Haram have carried out a eight-year campaign of violence in Nigeria's northeast.

The Muna Garage area has suffered several suicide bombings in recent times.

In early September, Amnesty International published a report that said Boko Haram was responsible for at least 400 deaths since April.