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Suspected Islamic militants lure people to mosque, gun down 7 in northeast Nigerian uprising
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 7, 2013 9:42 AM EDT
Witnesses say suspected Islamic militants lured the faithful to a mosque then gunned them down.
Military spokesman Capt. Aliyu Danja said troops killed 15 attackers.
Resident Kolomi Abba said the attack comes after he formed a group of civilian vigilantes to fight the extremists.
He said the gunmen came around 4 a.m. Saturday and forced the muezzin to chant the call to prayer that usually happens at 5 a.m. When villagers arrived, the extremists opened fire.
It is the latest in a string of attacks blamed on the Boko Haram group fighting to install an Islamic state.