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Suicide bomber explodes at northeast Nigeria church, 5 dead

Woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded Christian church service in Nigeria

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Witnesses say a woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service on Sunday and killed at least five people.

It is the latest in a string of bombings and shooting attacks blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram that has killed some 200 people in the past week.

Nearly 100 men and boys praying in a mosque were gunned down on Wednesday.

Police rushed to the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Potiskum city.

An AP reporter counted five bodies from the blast in the morgue of the local hospital where a wounded woman was being treated.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the latest attacks as barbaric and says they underline the need for an expanded multinational army to crush the extremists.