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Nigerian forces shell sect leader's home, mosque

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posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 08:53 PM
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Nigerian forces shell sect leader's home, mosque


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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AFP) – Fresh fighting broke out here Tuesday after Nigerian forces shelled a mosque and the home of the leader of an Islamic fundamentalist sect on the third day of fierce clashes that have killed more than 250 people, witnesses said.

Sporadic mortar fire and gunshots rang out as soldiers shelled the mosque and home of Mohammed Yusuf in Maiduguri, sending plumes of smoke rising over the capital of northern Borno State.

"The deafening sounds are from mortar shelling of the house of the leader of the Taliban by the military," a source at the police headquarters told
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posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 08:53 PM
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Taliban in Nigeria

The thing that I found strange about this story is that the Taliban are in Nigeria? I knew they were Islamic but I didn't know they are known as Taliban, which is quite interesting.

Other than that it is just more of the same. So has Islam declared war upon the whole world or is this just sensationalism?

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