34 Die in Damaturu's violence


Gun battles between security forces and suspected Islamists in Nigeria’s Damaturu town have killed at least 34 people, including three police officers and a soldier, a hospital source said Tuesday.

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“So far we have 34 dead bodies in the morgue,” said the senior hospital official after the fighting broke out Monday and continued Tuesday in the northeastern city now under round-the-clock curfew. “The figure is likely to rise.”

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