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Nigeria military says killed 50 Boko Haram fighters

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Nigeria's military said Friday it had killed 50 Boko Haram Islamists in an operation in the northeast launched in response to an insurgent attack, in the latest violence to hit the region. 

A vigilante peers into the trunk of a car looking for weapons on July 19, 2013 in Maiduguri, where Boko Haram has carried out most of its deadly attacks.

Gunmen suspected to be from the violent Islamist sect opened fire in a market on Thursday in the town of Gajiran, killing 15 people, residents said.

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