Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack on major city Maiduguri

By REUTERS
January 25, 2015 16:31

 
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigeria's military repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast of the country, security sources said on Sunday.

The insurgents, who are trying to carve out an Islamic state, began attacking the city on Sunday just after midnight.

Scores of militants and soldiers were killed, a military source and a civilian joint task force leader said. They did not give a civilian death toll.

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