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6 killed in attack in northern Nigeria

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February 24, 2013 11:40 AM EST | AP


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Nigeria's military says that at least six people have been killed in an attack in northeastern Nigeria, a region under attack by Islamic extremists.

Lt. Eli Lazarus said Sunday the attack happened Saturday night in Ngalda, a town in Yobe state.

Lazarus said no one has been arrested for the attack. However, local residents say they suspect the radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram carried out the attack. Boko Haram is blamed for attacks which killed 792 people in 2012, according to a count by The Associated Press.