Boko Haram attacks biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, dozens of fighters killed, wounded

January 25, 2015 12:00 PM

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Nigeria's military says Islamic extremists are attacking Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, and a soldier says dozens of combatants have been killed and wounded.

Troops are blocking roads leading to Maiduguri, a city of more than 1 million, preventing civilians from escaping.

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