Gunmen kill nine in northeast Nigeria church attack

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Gunmen opened fire on a church service in a remote village in northeastern Nigeria, killing nine people as worshippers fled into the bush, police and a witness said on Monday.

A member of the congregation said people jumped through windows to try to escape Sunday’s attack in Attangara in the Gwoza hills – the main stronghold of Boko Haram militants waging an escalating campaign to carve out an Islamist state.

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