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Nigerian Military Repels Militants: 40 Killed

The Nigerian military says it has repelled coordinated insurgent attacks in the northeastern Borno state, killing 40 suspected militants.

In a statement Tuesday, authorities said the attacks occurred recently in the towns of Bama, Gwoza and Pulka.

It says the unrest involved fighters "of unknown strength."

Northern Nigeria has been a stronghold for Boko Haram, a militant group that has been fighting to impose a strict form of Islamic law on the Muslim-majority region.

Boko Haram has been blamed for thousands of deaths since it launched an insurgency against the government in 2009.

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The war on the ground has quickly become an online battlefield on various social media platforms. This image taken from Twitter on July 30, 2014.

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