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Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria in a video produced by the group. Image: AFP

At least three people were killed in a twin suicide attack on a suburb settlement of the capital of Borno state, the troubled northeast state of Nigeria, security sources confirmed on Sunday.

The attack occurred on Saturday night, with two female suicide bombers infiltrating the Muna Dalti settlement in Maiduguri, a police source told Xinhua over the phone.

Local broadcaster Channels Television, quoting the state rapid response team, said two members of a local militia and one civilian were killed in the attack, with 45 others injured.

Bello Dambatta, who heads the Rapid Response Team of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, said two members of a civilian joint task force saw two women carrying improvised explosive devices, and tried to stop them.

“But they were killed alongside one civilian following the detonation,” said the report.

The two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives five minutes apart at Muna Dalti settlement.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the suicide bombing on Saturday. Enditem

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