Nigeria police arrest 14 after shootout with Islamists

By REUTERS
December 19, 2011 10:36

 
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KANO - Nigerian police have arrested 14 suspected members of an Islamist sect and seized explosives after a gun battle on Saturday left four militants and three policemen dead in the northern city of Kano, the police commissioner said.

Nigerian security forces have been unable to contain the growing threat of Islamist militants in the north, who this year struck the capital twice, including a suicide car bomb against the UN headquarters that killed 26 people.

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