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Suspected Islamist militants kill at least 15 people in NE Nigeria - residents

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected members of the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency killed at least 15 people in an attack on a group of villages in northeast Nigeria late on Wednesday, residents told Reuters.

A Reuters reporter counted five bodies burned inside the remains of their house in the village of Kofa, while a village chief in nearby Dalori said one person had been killed and two residents of Bulabrin said nine people had died there.

(Reporting by Ahmed Kingimi and Adewale Kolawole in Maiduguri; Writing by Paul Carsten; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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