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Islamists attack police in north Nigeria

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Suspected Boko Haram Islamists attacked police in the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu, prompting a fierce gunfight with troops, a police officer and residents said Friday.

The gunmen late Thursday stormed Damaturu and launched coordinated raids, burning at least four police buildings and leaving an unspecified number of casualties, said a senior police officer, who requested anonymity.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131025/islamists-attack-police-north-nigeria