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Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria kill 26, including children

Twenty- six people were killed in Nigeria' s northeastern Borno state by attackers on horseback believed to be rebels of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, witnesses said. Ali Abdulqasim said his home village of Kolori and the neighboring village of Baana-imam were attacked late Tuesday. "I ran and hid atop a mango tree outside our village, from where I watched secretly how they chased the scampering villagers and shoot at them," Abdulqasim said Wednesday. He spent the night in the tree and when he came down in the morning he saw many dead bodies, he said. "I counted almost a dozen (corpses), mostly the elderly and children," he said. The death toll was...