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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – They came in the night, screaming as they attacked policemen and soldiers in a series of assaults that escalated into a bloodbath that left more than 700 people dead.
Victims described the July 26 onslaught to The Associated Press Tuesday, detailing highly coordinated and ruthless attacks by the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
From hospital beds with family members kneeling at their feet, survivors said attackers used guns, knives and machetes — the latter to avoid accidentally shooting each other — as they swept through military barracks, police stations, h