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Nigerian militants attack police amid worsening sectarian tensions

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Islamic militants in Nigeria attacked police in three northern cities Monday, killing dozens, a day after an attack in another city, Bauchi, that killed at least 30. The conflict is a sign of worsening sectarian tensions between the oil-rich African nation's Muslims – who dominate in the north – and Christians, who dominate in the south.

The BBC reports that two Islamic groups that oppose Western-style education – one called Boko Haram, which means "Education is prohibited," and another calling itself the Nigerian "Taliban" – have been involved in the violence.


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