2 January 2013, 01:29

Nigerian military wipe out 13 Islamists in north-east of country

Nigerian military wipe out 13 Islamists in north-east of country

14 people fell victim to clashes between the military and Islamists in Nigeria on Tuesday.

This is reported by Agence France-Presse, with reference to the country's military command.

A fire exchange with members of the Islamist group "Boko Haram" occurred in the city of Maiduguri in the northeast of the country. According to spokesperson for the Nigerian military command Sagir Musa, one serviceman was killed in the clashes, two more were injured. In addition, 13 militants were killed.

The radical group "Boko Haram" is seeking introduction of Sharia law throughout Nigeria, and eradication of the western secular model of education. The group is behind a majority of attacks, which occur regularly in the country.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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