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Nigerian security forces capture, kill insurgents

November 19, 2013

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces say they killed two insurgents and arrested two others as they fled northeastern states under emergency rule.

In a statement Tuesday, security forces said the “terrorists” were captured and killed on Monday and Tuesday, in Kano State, and that they confiscated four AK-47 rifles, ammunition and a vehicle.

Three northeastern states have been in a state of emergency for more than six months, as security forces battle with Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group that has killed thousands in the past four years.

Last week, the U.S. labeled Boko Haram and splinter group Ansaru foreign terrorist organizations.

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