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Islamic group suspected after blast destroys Nigerian police station

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Islamic group suspected after blast destroys Nigerian police station

2010-10-12 19:59:11 GMT+7 (ICT)

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- An alleged attack by the Islamist group Boko Haram on Monday destroyed a police station in the northern region of Nigeria, injuring three people, local media reported.

On Monday, at around 9.30 p.m. local time, the group forced entry into a police station located in the city of Maiduguri. During the attack, a gunmen shot and injured a policeman and soon after, an explosion inside blasted the station, injuring another policeman and a woman.

The explosion was reportedly caused by a Molotov cocktail.

In July 2009, the Boko Haram group and the Nigerian police clashed violently after a similar attack on a police station sparked the deadly clashes that resulted in the deaths of over 700 people.

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-- © BNO News All rights reserved 2010-10-12

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