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Fierce fighting as Boko Haram Islamists attack northeastern Nigerian city

BAUCHI, Nigeria - Heavily armed Boko Haram fighters attacked the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe on Saturday, fleeing residents said.
Explosions and gunfire could be heard after the fighters overwhelmed a checkpoint at the edge of the city, which has been bombed before but has never had the insurgents attempt to take it over.
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