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Troops kill suspected members of Boko Haram

KANO — Soldiers in the northern Nigerian city of Kano killed four suspected members of the Boko Haram Islamist sect in a raid on their hideout Sunday, an army spokesman said.

Troops from military special Joint Task Force had stormed the hideout in the Hotoro Kwari suburb of the city notorious for Boko Haram attacks, a day after gunmen fatally shot a resident in the area.

Residents said gunfire broke out in the neighborhood as attackers suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists engaged soldiers who had surrounded the area.


More than 300,000 register to vote in June

TRIPOLI — The chief of Libya’s election commission said Sunday that 330,000 people have so far registered so far to vote in June for the nation’s first constituent assembly.

Nuri al-Abbar said during a news conference in Tripoli that the number is a “positive indicator” that an increasing number of citizens will register to vote.

The election for the assembly is the first such poll in Libya after four decades of dictatorship under Moammar Gadhafi, who was ousted and killed in a revolt last year.

From wire dispatches and staff reports