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Latest Boko Haram Items
Boko Haram, the al Qaeda-inspired African terrorist group fighting to establish an Islamic state rooted in Shariah law, is expanding its operations from northeastern Nigeria into neighboring Cameroon and Niger, much to the alarm of U.S. officials.
A vehicle exploded at a military post in a commercial area of a northeastern Nigerian city Tuesday, killing at least 17 people and causing pandemonium, with blood-spattered bystanders running away and vehicles colliding as drivers fled.
U.S. authorities officially has designated the shadowy Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram as a terrorist organization, ending what has been a heated debate in the past year within the State Department on the status of the group, which is believed to have ties to al Qaeda affiliates in Africa.
Suspected members of Boko Haram, a terrorist Islamic group, snuck into a college dormitory and gunned down dozens of students while they slept, torching classrooms on their way out, the provost of the Nigerian facility said on Monday.
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Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. At least 30 people were killed in the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria's embattled northeast.
Nigeria — Suspected Islamic extremists who hid their assault rifles inside a coffin launched an attack against vigilantes in a northeast Nigeria city at the heart of the country's bloody insurgency, killing 13 people before being shot by security forces, witnesses said Saturday.
Nigeria's government is "playing to the media and not the problem" in its approach to the al Qaeda-linked insurgent group Boko Haram, says one of the oil-rich country's wealthiest men.
In the months before President Obama declared al Qaeda was "on a path to defeat," his aides were telling Congress that the terrorist network was expanding and was capable of inflicting mass casualties in the U.S.