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Police: Radical Muslim sect kills 3, wounds 2 in shooting in northeast Nigeria
("Associated Press," September 14, 2011)

Maiduguri, Nigeria — Police say members of a radical Muslim sect killed three people and wounded two others in a shooting in northeast Nigeria.

The attack happened Wednesday night in the city of Maiduguri, which once held the main mosque for the sect known locally as Boko Haram. Borno state police commissioner Simeone Midenda told The Associated Press on Thursday those killed included a 67-year-old retiree, as well as two others.

Midenda said no arrests have been made.

Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the local Hausa language, has carried out increasingly violent sectarian attacks over the last year, culminating in the Aug. 26 car bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Nigeria that killed 23 people and wounded 116 others.

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