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Nigerian Islamists kill 59 pupils in boarding school attack

By Reuters | Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:14 PM
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* Boko Haram shoot and burn students

* Islamists have killed more than 300 this month

* Nigerian military under fire for not protecting civilians

By Joe Hemba

DAMATURU, Nigeria, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram shot or burned to death 59 pupils in a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight, a hospital official and security forces said on Tuesday.

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