Terrorist attacks claim at least 65 in Nigeria

Even in a country that is familiar with violence, this is enormous. The Guardian:

At least 65 people were killed in a spate of coordinated gun and bomb attacks in the Nigerian city of Damaturu on Friday, with witnesses describing dozens of bodies piling up in morgues.

Gunmen raided the city and nearby village of Potiskum – both in Yobe state in the north east – on Friday evening, and engaged in several hours of running gun battles with security forces, witnesses said.

Militants bombed churches, mosques and police stations.

Though no one has claimed responsibility, the Islamist sect Boko Haram has been behind previous attacks.


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