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Female suicide bomber attacks in West Africa on pace to quadruple in 2017 | FDD's Long War Journal

Female suicide bomber attacks in West Africa on pace to quadruple in 2017 | FDD's Long War Journal

The rate at which female suicide bombers, many of them young girls, have been used in West Africa in 2017 has significantly risen compared to 2016. In all of 2016, at least 29 females detonated suicide bombs according to data compiled by FDD’s Long War Journal . At least 27 females have already been utilized by the jihadist groups in Nigeria and Cameroon in the first three and a half months of 2017 alone. If jihadists groups continue to brainwash and exploit young women into suicide attacks at this rate in the rest of 2017, the total number may nearly quadruple last year’s figure. A report released by UNICEF earlier this week also documents this increase. UNICEF documented 27 young girls used in suicide attacks already in 2017, 30 in 2016, 56 in 2015, and just four in 2014. This largely confirms the trends compiled by FDD’s Long War Journal . According to Long War Journal ...

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