Nigeria

185 Reportedly Killed in Fighting Between Government Forces and Islamic Militants in Northern Nigeria

Government is disputing the figure

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Intense fighting between the military and Islamist militants in northern Nigeria is reported to have killed at least 185 people, however the army has disputed this figure.

Rocket-propelled grenades and heavy gunfire bombarded the remote town of Baga near the border with Chad for hours on Friday evening, officials say.

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