At Least 42 Dead in Terrorist Attack in Nigeria

Prison targeted; More than 100 prisoners escape


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Authorities in northeast Nigeria say at least 42 people have been killed in a coordinated attacks by Islamic extremists that also allowed 105 prisoners to escape.

The violence occurred Tuesday in multiple locations in Bama, a town repeatedly hit by fighters in Nigeria's Borno state. Authorities say extremists used multiple heavy machine guns and "anti-aircraft" weapons.