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Nigerian Crackdown on Shi'ite Group Sparks Fears of Escalation

Nigerian police fired shots and tear gas at thousands of supporters of an imprisoned Shi'ite cleric in Abuja on Tuesday, just a day after three people were killed in similar clashes that sparked warnings to the government that a heavy-handed crackdown could radicalize the group. At least six Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) supporters have now been killed since Saturday during protests calling for the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been in custody since December 2015. Several...

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