1. Terror

    Attacks in Nigeria Kill Dozens

    Image #: 15886666    epa02994304 A burned out security vehicle on a road following a bomb blast in Damaturu northern Nigeria 06 November 2011. Attacks over night on 04 November have claimed the lives of over 60 people in northern Nigeria according to reports from the Red Cross. Hundreds have been reported to have fled towns as churches and police have been targetted. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the attacks.  EPA/STR /LANDOV

    EPA / Landov

    Attacks by an Islamic militant group killed dozens of people in Nigeria over the weekend. The Red Cross said that more than 100 people had been killed, but the government estimated 69 deaths. Boko Haram took responsibility for the attacks, which included bombings of mosques and churches, followed by gun battles with police. President Goodluck Jonathan said, “They seem to be one step ahead of us. Security agencies are gathering information that will enable them to catch up.” Boko Haram claims that the government has tortured its members and carried out extrajudicial killings. A spokesman said, “More attacks are on the way. We will continue attacking federal government formations until security forces stop their excesses on our members and vulnerable civilians.”

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