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Violence in Nigeria

9:00 AM, Jul 1, 2012   |    comments
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DAMATURU, Nigeria-- Police say security forces have killed suspected sect members during a military raid on their hideout in a besieged city in Nigeria's northeast.
    
Yobe state police spokesman Toyin Gbadagesin said Friday's operation left the house completely destroyed in a residential part of the city of Damaturu.
    
He said he could not say how many suspected members of the radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram were killed.
    
A staff of the Damaturu Specialist Hospital said the army brought three bullet-riddled bodies to the morgue early Saturday. He requested anonymity because he is not allowed to speak to journalists.
    
The raid comes after the sect has carried out a series of deadly attacks in the city.
    
Boko Haram's spiritual home of Maiduguri is about 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Damaturu.

The Associated Press

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