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Boko Haram Islamists kill 19 in Nigeria's northeast: residents

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Boko Haram gunmen dressed in military uniform on Sunday killed 19 people near the Nigerian border with Cameroon in the restive northeast where the Islamists have carried out deadly attacks, residents and a survivor said. 

Nigerian troops patrol the streets of the remote northeast town of Baga on April 30, 2013

The motorcycle-riding gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs blocked the highway near the town of Logumani, 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the border, shooting and hacking to death 19 motorists and burning three trucks, they said.

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