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Topic - Sagir Musa
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.
The leader of the radical Islamic terrorist network Boko Haram has denied in a video that his group is taking part in any peace talks with Nigeria's government, as fighters linked to the group attacked a military base Sunday, leaving at least 20 people dead.
Nigerian soldiers angry about the killing of an officer fatally shot more than 30 civilians Monday in a northeastern city long under siege by a radical Islamist sect.
In a statement, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, a military spokesman, said that 20 "Boko Haram terrorists" were killed, without acknowledging that at least one civilian had been killed.