20 killed as Nigerian forces clash with Islamists

By REUTERS
October 6, 2013 20:40

MAIDUGURI - At least 20 people were killed when Islamist group Boko Haram attacked a town in northeast Nigeria, triggering clashes with troops stationed there, the military said on Sunday.

A spokesman for Nigerian forces in northeastern Borno state, which lies at the heart of a four-year-old Islamist insurgency, said the Islamists crept into the town of Damboa in the early hours of Saturday.

They killed five worshipers at a mosque as they said their morning prayers, he said.


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