Suspected suicide bomber kills 'many' in Nigeria's Borno state

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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 11:21 AM

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suspected female suicide bomber blew herself up in a market in the town of Biu in Nigeria's northeast Borno state on Thursday, witnesses and a community leader said.

"Many" people were feared dead and scores wounded, community leader Ali Mai Biu said. A death toll could not immediately be confirmed.

Borno state is the heartland of Islamist sect Boko Haram, which has been waging an insurgency for more than five years and wants to establish a caliphate.

(Reporting by Ardo Abdullah and Lanre Ola; Writing by Julia Payne; Editing by Louise Ireland)