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Nigeria’s Military Kills 12 Suspected Boko Haram Fighters

February 13, 2012

Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Nigeria’s army killed 12 suspected Islamist militants in a gun battle late yesterday in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Hassan Mohammed, a spokesman for the military’s joint task force.

Two soldiers were injured in the clash that followed an attack on a military patrol by people believed to be members of Boko Haram, Mohammed said today by phone from the city.

To contact the reporter on this story: Gbenga Akingbule in Maiduguri at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Emily Bowers at

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