February 17, 2018 / 7:03 AM / 10 months ago

Three suicide bombers kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri: police

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three suicide bombers killed 18 people late on Friday in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, epicenter of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, the state police commissioner said.

Damian Chukwu, Borno state police commissioner, on Saturday said the attack took place at a fish market on the outskirts of the state capital at around 8:00 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Friday and also injured 22 other people.

Reporting by Lanre Ola and Ahmed Kingimi; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Tom Hogue

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