Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city from four fronts

February 1, 2015 12:53 PM

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Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city from four fronts

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Islamic extremists attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria from four fronts overnight with the crescendo of warfare -- booming cannon and whooshing rockets -- continuing Sunday, witnesses said.

Some civilians in the besieged city of 2 million, crowded with another 200,000 refugees from the fighting, are being killed by stray grenades and bombs dropped from a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet, witnesses said.

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