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Boko Haram Launches New Assault on Nigerian City

Boko Haram fighters have staged a new attack on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in northeast Nigeria. The latest battle between the militants and soldiers began Saturday night and continued into Sunday. The extremists are attacking the city from four roads. A top military officer told VOA the insurgents "are everywhere now." The sound of heavy artillery could be heard throughout the city. A VOA reporter, Abdulkareem Haruna, saw hundreds of civilians armed with...

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