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An Unprecedented Use of Female Suicide Bombers

Oct 23, 2015 | 09:15 GMT
A police officers stands at the scene of a bombing involving a female suicide bomber that killed at least 20 people at a bus station June 22 in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria.
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In 2015 alone, Wilayat al Sudan al Gharbi, formerly known as Boko Haram, has used more female suicide bombers than any terrorist group in history. And while it is not the first militant group to have sent women on suicide operations, Wilayat al Sudan al Gharbi does not have the same objections to using them and using them often that other jihadist organizations might have....

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