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Body count grows after shoot-out in Nigeria

20 September 2013, 22:35

Abuja - A shoot-out in Nigeria's capital between security forces and suspected Boko Haram Islamist gunmen early on Friday killed at least seven people, a doctor said at the hospital where the bodies were brought in.

Nigeria's secret service said Nigerian forces and Boko Haram clashed near the Apo residential compound for lawmakers in Abuja, the first clash involving Islamist militants in the capital this year.

The doctor, who declined to be named because he was not authorised to speak to the media, was in a morgue near the compound, where a Reuters reporter saw a police truck stacked with bodies.

- Reuters


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