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Nigeria Islamist raid 'kills 63'

Nigeria Islamist raid 'kills 63'

Nigeria Boko Haram attack 'kills 63' in Damaturu

A series of bomb and gun attacks in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damaturu has killed at least 63 people, the Red Cross says.

Witnesses said the bombs hit several targets, including churches and the headquarters of the Yobe state police.

Many people are reported to have fled the town after a night of violence.

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram told a newspaper it was behind the attack and that it planned to hit further government targets.

President Goodluck Jonathan was "greatly disturbed" by the attack, and said his government was working hard to bring those "determined to derail peace and stability in the country to book", according to a spokesman.

A series of attacks on security forces in the nearby city of Maiduguri recently have also been blamed on Boko Haram.

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Added: Nov-5-2011 Occurred On: Nov-5-2011
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Tags: nigeria, islam, terror, threat, murder
Location: Nigeria (load item map)
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