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Nigeria: 85 people killed in weekend Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

Borno State health commissioner Haruna Mshelia said 75 bodies were brought into the hospitals, while 10 others had been buried on Sunday.

Women and children look at burnt out houses following an attack by Boko Haram in Dalori village 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maiduguri, Nigeria, Sunday Jan. 31, 2016. A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and listened to the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria’ s homegrown Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)

Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead: officials

The shooting, burning and explosions from three suicide bombers continued for nearly four hours in the unprotected area.

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Two female suicide bombers attack Cameroon mosque, killing 10

The attack killed at least 10 people and wounded about a dozen others.

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Nigeria: Gas tanker catches fire, kills 100 people lined up to refill gas cylinders

Nigeria tanker fire: The disaster took place in Nnewi, a predominantly Christian community in southeast part of the country

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Kenya: No bomb found yet in device on Air France flight

The plane was carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board and had left Mauritius at 9 pm

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Pirates abduct 5 Indian sailors in Nigeria: Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj added that contact with the pirates has been established.

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Boko Haram slaughters 30 in attack on 3 Nigeria villages: vigilantes

“Most of the victims were slaughtered and most of the wounded (had suffered) machete cuts,” Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian helping the Nigerian military fight Boko Haram.

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Nigerian Shiites say soldiers have killed hundreds

Other reports put the number of dead at about 20. Shiite leader Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife Zeenah Ibrahim are in military custody, Gov Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state told The Associated Press yesterday.

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32 killed, 80 injured in explosion blamed on Boko Haram in Nigeria

Some 20,000 people have been killed in the 6-year-old Islamic uprising Boko Haram that has spread to neighboring countries.

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Dozens killed as suicide bombers hit Nigeria mosque

“We counted 42 dead bodies outside the mosque,” added Amadu Marte, a vigilante supporting the security forces in the fight against the Islamist Boko Haram group.

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Nigeria: Female suicide bombers kill 18 including in mosque

Amnesty International estimates 20,000 people have died in Nigeria’s extremist insurgency.

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15 civilians killed as Boko Haram militants attack Nigeria: TV reports

One of the victims was the village chief, the Afani private radio station reported yesterday.

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Nigerian official: Three explosions hit Borno state capital

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the initial suspicion has fallen on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

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UNICEF: 500,000 children are on the run from Boko Haram

The U.N.’s children agency says 1.4 million children overall are “on the run” in Nigeria and neighboring countries where the group has sown terror in recent months.

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Blast kills around 50 in Nigeria’s Borno state, says military

The explosion struck the town of Sabon Gari at around 1.30 p.m. (1230 GMT), the sources said.

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