More than 30 civilians killed by Nigeria military

More than 30 civilians killed by Nigeria military

CREATED Oct. 8, 2012

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- An Associated Press journalist has seen the dead bodies of more than 30 civilians killed in a retaliatory attack by Nigeria's military after a bomb attack in the country's northeast.

The journalist traveled with a government convoy Monday afternoon through the area pursued by the military and saw corpses laying in the street with no weapons around them. About  50 homes and shops had also been leveled by the soldiers.

A soldier there said the military went in with assault rifles and other weapons in retaliation for a bomb attack nearby Monday morning that killed a lieutenant. A military spokesman declined to comment about the strike.
 

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