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Abubakar Shekau

Nigeria: Air raid 'fatally wounds' Boko Haram leader

Nigeria's military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has "fatally wounded" Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and killed about 300 militants, but there was no way to confirm yet another claim of the death of Nigeria's Islamic extremist leader.

A statement does not say how the military got the information but identifies other commanders as "confirmed dead" in an air raid on Friday.

Nigerian security forces have at least three times in the past declared that they have killed or fatally wounded Shekau, only to have him resurface in video and audio recordings. The military has said that Boko Haram was using look-alike fighters to impersonate the supposedly...