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Nigerians arrest over 150 Islamist militant suspects

A joint military task force in Nigeria arrested 158 suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, security sources told CNN Tuesday, three days after a spate of bombings and shootings left more than 200 people dead in Nigeria’s second-largest city. Some suspects resisted arrest and exchanged gunfire with the task force in the city of Kano, said security sources who asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media. No casualties have been reported so far, they said. The arrests come as community leaders said the number of dead from the Kano bombing and gun attacks has risen to at least 211.

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