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Heavy Clashes Between Soldiers, Militants in N. Nigeria

Fierce fighting is reported in the northeastern Nigerian city of Bama, with soldiers trying to repel an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Witnesses say hundreds of militants, traveling in trucks and armored vehicles, advanced toward the city early Monday, but were intercepted by Nigerian soldiers from a local barracks.  A local security official, Muhuammed Gava, told VOA that soldiers pushed back the initial assault but the militants regrouped and attacked again. It...

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