Seven dead after two new attacks by Nigeria Islamists: Army

AFP , Monday 9 Apr 2012

A politician, a police officer and a little girl are killed by suspected members of the Islamist Boko Haram group, says Nigerian army

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People gather at the site of a bomb explosion at a road in Kaduna, Nigeria on Sunday, April 8, 2012. (Photo: AP)

Seven people, including a young girl, were killed following two fresh attacks attributed to Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists in the country's restive north, the army and police said Monday.

A military spokesman said gunmen killed a politician, a police officer and a civilian in the northeastern town of Dikwa late Sunday but that three of attackers were then killed by the army. In a separate attack in Potiskum, suspected Boko Haram members killed a little girl, a police spokesman said.

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