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At Least 50 Killed After Bomb and Gun Attacks in Nigeria

ABC News Radio(DAMATURU, Nigeria) -- At least 50 people were killed in a series of bomb and gun attacks in the Nigerian town of Damaturu on Friday.

Red Cross officials report that many people fled their homes following the attacks in Yobe state on military buildings, churches and police headquarters. The attacks began at 6:30 p.m. and continued throughout the night with gun battles between the attackers and security forces.

According to BBC News, the attack is believed to have been carried out by the Islamist Boko Haram group which has carried out similar attacks in the past including a recent suicide bomb attack at a military headquarters as well as bombings on buildings in the city of Maiduguri in nearby Borno state.

State officials say they are still trying to determine the amount of casualties.

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