Clashes between military, insurgents kill 35 in north Nigeria
AFP, Monday 5 Aug 2013


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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