Explosives strapped to a girl, who was described as young as 10 years old, detonated at a crowded marketplace in Nigeria, killing at least 20 people and injuring 18 others, according to police.
The police estimate differed with the local hospital's, which counted 51 people with blast injuries.
The suicide blast happened at the main entrance of the ever-crowded Monday Market, which is the city of Maiduguri's largest market. Around 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, the girl was stopped for screening by vigilantes who man the gates of the market, according to witnesses and rescuers.
Among the 20 deaths included the girl, who detonated the improvised explosive device, said Gideon Jubril, Borno state's police spokesman.
Although no one has claimed responsibility, Boko Haram militants are the main suspects.
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