Five Nigerian police hurt foiling female suicide bomber

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Police officers in Kano on July 24, 2014 stand near the mangled remains of a water dispenser in which an explosive was concealed
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Police officers in Kano on July 24, 2014 stand near the mangled remains of a water dispenser in which an explosive was concealed (AFP Photo/Aminu Abubakar)

Lagos (AFP) - A female suicide bomber blew herself up outside a university in Kano, northern Nigeria's largest city, after they prevented her from carrying out an attack, injuring five officers, police said.

"A female suicide bomber was isolated as she was walking towards the gate of the university," police spokesman Frank Mba told AFP, adding that she had hidden the bomb under her "long black hijab".

"Police on duty isolated her" because she was behaving strangely, Mba said.

They were about to ask a woman colleague to frisk the woman when she detonated the bomb, killing herself and injuring the five police officers, he said.

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