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Nigerian Islamists attack barracks in volatile northeast -army

By Reuters | Sat, 21 Dec 2013 09:54 AM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist sect armed with anti-aircraft guns and grenade launchers attacked a barracks in the volatile northeast and battled soldiers for several hours, the military said.

The army said it used troops and planes to repel Friday's assault in the town of Bama, the second Islamist attack on a military base this month.

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