Boko Haram Suspected in Nigerian School Bombing That Killed 47

Police in Nigeria say that they believe the Islamic militant organization Boko Haram is behind a suicide bombing at a school in the northern part of the country. At the time of the attack, executed by a terrorist disguised as a student, the children were all gather to listen to a daily speech by the principle. At least 47 people were killed, and another 79 were injured. Children as young as 11 were among the victims. Boko Haram—who adamantly oppose Western education—has conducted similar attacks in the past. The group’s campaign of kidnapping, mass murder, bombings and sexual violence has plagued the country for the last five years during their efforts to create a new, radical Islamic state …

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