REFILE-Boko Haram attacks outskirts of Nigeria’s Maiduguri

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MAIDUGURI, – Suspected Boko Haram insurgents launched a quick strike on the outskirts of Nigeria’s northeastern city Maiduguri on Friday afternoon, two military sources said.

The Islamist attacked the settlement of Mule, about 10 km (6 miles) from the capital. By about 3 p.m. (1400 GMT) the shooting had subsided, the sources said. A death toll was not immediately available.

The follows one on Wednesday when at least 12 people died and is the second one this week. (Reporting by Lanre Ola, Writing by Julia Payne; Editing by Alison Williams)(Reuters) [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]