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Clashes between military, insurgents kill 35 in north Nigeria

AFP , Monday 5 Aug 2013
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Clashes between Nigeria's military and Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in two northeastern towns have left at least 35 people dead, most of them insurgents, the army said on Monday.

A clash in the town of Bama sparked by an attack on a police base "led to the death of one policeman and 17 Boko Haram terrorists," a military statement said. Fighting in the town of Malam Fatori "led to the death of two soldiers and 15 Boko Haram terrorists," it said. Both incidents occurred on Sunday.

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