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Dozens killed as Nigeria Islamists ramp up attacks

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Suspected Islamist insurgents killed 29 people in Nigeria's embattled northeast, an official said Monday, the latest carnage in a surge of violence that has left more than 100 dead this month alone. 

Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to a Islamist extremist group Boko Haram former camp near Maiduguri on June 5, 2013

The latest attack on Sunday hit the town of Mafa in Boko Haram's historic stronghold of Borno state, which is witnessing one of the deadliest episodes of the group's nearly five-year-old rebellion.

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