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Militants Assault Army Barracks in Northern Nigeria

Suspected Islamist militants have attacked an army barracks in the northeastern Nigerian town of Maiduguri. Witnesses say gunmen stormed the Giwa military barracks Friday morning, setting off a fierce exchange of gunfire with soldiers. Sounds of shooting and explosions began shortly after 7:00 a.m. local time and continued throughout the morning. Nigerian media outlets report that at least some of the attackers came dressed in military uniforms. There was no immediate claim of...

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