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Kidnap girls' town attacked again by Islamic militants

By AP Reporters

Islamic militants have again attacked the remote Nigerian town from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped.

Nigeria's military said 12 soldiers died in a firefight and angry troops opened fire on a commanding officer. Soldiers said the troops fired at a senior officer who came to pay respects to the killed soldiers, whose bodies were brought to a barracks in Maiduguri.

The failure of Nigeria's Government and military to find the girls after the April 15 mass abduction has triggered national and international outrage and forced Nigeria to accept international help to trace the abductees.

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