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Boko Haram kill 60 in NE Nigeria attack: police

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An attack by scores of Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast Nigeria town of Bama has killed 60 people and caused massive destruction to public buildings, police told AFP Thursday. 

A picture taken on May 7, 2013 of a vehicle burnt by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the northeastern town of Bama

Residents said gunmen stormed the town at roughly 4:00 am (0300 GMT) on Wednesday, armed with heavy weapons and tossed explosives into various buildings, forcing residents to flee into the surrounding bush.

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