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67 dead in northeast Nigeria overnight attacks

Published 11/05/2011, Associated Press

A radical Muslim sect known locally as Boko Haram claimed responsibility today for the attacks, which represent the most coordinated and wide-ranging assault yet in their increasingly bloody sectarian fight with Nigeria's weak central government. The sect, which wants the strict implementation of Shariah law across the nation of more than 160 million people, promised to carry out more attacks.

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