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Suicide Bombing Kills 8 on Edge of Nigeria's Damaturu City

Three policemen and five militants were killed on Monday by a car suicide bomb at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Damaturu, capital of Yobe state in northern Nigeria, a police spokesman said. The checkpoint is on a highway that connects the city with Borno state capital Maiduguri. The road and villages along it are frequently hit by bombs or raids by suspected members of Islamist jihadist group Boko Haram. "We were stopped by the army at a checkpoint. There was an SUV [sports...

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