Boko Haram attacks police, suicide bombing foiled: witnesses

February 12, 2015 1:30 PM

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KANO, Nigeria: Boko Haram insurgents bombed a police station in northeast Nigeria, as the Islamists pressed on with attacks despite a multinational offensive targeting their strongholds, witnesses and security sources said Thursday.

Separately, an attempted suicide attack was foiled outside a political office elsewhere in the embattled northeast, raising fears of growing unrest in the run-up to Nigeria's general election, which has been postponed by six weeks.

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