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7 Killed in Nigeria Mosque Bombing     07/23 06:35

   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian officials say that seven people have 
been killed in a suicide attack on a mosque in Konduga town in the country's 
north.

   Bello Dambatta, Head of Rescue Operations of Borno State Emergency 
Management Agency, said Monday that seven others were injured. He said the dead 
and injured have been evacuated to medical facilities in Maiduguri, about 30 
kilometers (18 miles) away.

   Dambatta said the suicide bomber pretended to join early morning prayers on 
Monday before detonating his explosives.

   The attack comes after the arrests of about 22 Boko Haram extremist leaders 
and fighters said to be responsible for the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in 
Chibok and more than 50 suicide bombings.

   Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people during its 9-year insurgency 
in Nigeria.


(KA)

 
 
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