At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — At least eight people were killed Monday when a female suicide bomber detonated at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria.

A spokesman for a civilian self-defense force in Maiduguri city said the bomber was being chased by local security workers and ran into the middle of worshippers and exploded. At least 13 people were wounded.

The mosque collapsed in the blast. Police did not immediately comment. The Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremist group often targets Maiduguri,...

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