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22.01.2013 Nigeria

Suspected Islamist gunmen kill 18 at Nigerian market

By AFP
A house and car are ravaged by a bomb from the Islamist group Boko Haram in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on May 10, 2012.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)
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A house and car are ravaged by a bomb from the Islamist group Boko Haram in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on May 10, 2012. By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) - Gunmen believed to be from Islamist extremist group Boko Haram have opened fire at a market in volatile northeastern Nigeria, killing 18 people, a local official said Tuesday.

"Some gunmen came into the market yesterday afternoon and opened fire on a group of hunters ...," local chief Abba Ahmed told journalists of the attack in Damboa. "Eighteen people were killed in the attack."

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