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Boko Haram attack in Nigerian city kills 15+

Maiduguri: According to witness reports, Boko Haram gunmen and suicide bombers killed at least 15 people in an attack in the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria yesterday, before the military drove them off.

Locals reported hearing gunfire as evening prayers ended at local mosques. The military pushed back the militants, who were on trucks and firing at civilians with guns and grenade launchers, with heavy weapons fire. Amidst the fighting, bombings were carried out.

People gather at a damaged building following an attack by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, Nigeria
People gather at a damaged building following an attack by in Maiduguri, Nigeria

A local resident Sheshu Mala said that during the attack, “All the residents in the area fled their homes to other parts of the city.” As people fled, 2 female bombers reportedly detonated themselves in groups of people. Government sources say 10 other suicide bombers have been killed.

The militant group started in the city of Maiduguri, where the attacks took place; they lost the territory three years ago as the military retook the city.

The news came after another attack on the of Kimba killed at least fourteen people on Friday.

From Wikinews under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence
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