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Dozens of soldiers killed in Nigeria attack, Boko Haram hand suspected


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Abuja: Dozens of soldiers were killed in an attack suspected to have been committed by the militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria’s state of Borno, security sources said Sunday.

The militants stormed the Multinational Joint Task Force base in the border town of Baga in the restive Borno state Saturday, Xinhua reported citing the sources. The Multinational Joint Task Force is the major military deployment that has been frustrating the activities of the terrorists in Baga.

In the past couple of years, Baga has suffered several attacks in which Boko Haram militants killed residents of the area, mostly fishermen.  In November last year, Boko Haram militants slit the throats of at least 48 fishermen during an attack.