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Female suicide bombers kill at least nine in twin attacks in Nigeria

The Nigerian city of Maiduguri has been hit by a double suicide attack. Photo: Reuters

Two female suicide bombers have killed at least nine people in a double attack in Nigeria.

No group has claimed responsibility, but Islamic extremest group Boko Haram are thought to be behind the attack in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

In one attack a woman blew herself up in front of the Bakasi camp for refugees on Maiduguri's outskirts, killing five men and wounding 11 women, the army said.

A second attack happened about half an hour later opposite a fuel depot, killing three people.

Workers clear the debris at the site of one of the two suicide bombs. Credit: Reuters

Inuwe Sula, who lives nearby, said he saw six bodies outside Bakassi refugee camp and several wounded survivors "drenched with blood".

Boko Haram has stepped up attacks after a months-long lull caused by a leadership struggle in the organisation affiliated with so-called Islamic State.

Nigeria's home-grown insurgency has killed more than 20,000 people, spread across borders and forced some 2.6 million people from their homes.