1. Terrorism

    Bombings Kill 67 in Nigeria

    In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 photo, police officers armed with AK-47 rifles stand guard at sandbagged bunkers along a major road in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The radical sect Boko Haram, which in August 2011 bombed the United Nations headquarters in Nigeria, is the gravest security threat to Africa's most populous nation and is gaining prominence. A security agency crackdown, which human rights activists say has left innocent civilians dead, could be winning the insurgency even more supporters. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Sunday Alamba / AP Photo

    A radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria that have killed at least 67 people. The attacks began on Friday night with a car bomb outside a military office in Damatura, then continued as gunmen rampaged through the town. Shortly before the Damatura attacks, four bombs exploded in Maiduguri, 80 miles to the east. Boko Haram is fighting a bloody sectarian war with Nigeria's central government. Their name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the local language.

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