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'Crushing blow' for Nigerian sect

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Nigerian security forces have shelled a mosque where militants from an Islamist sect blamed for days of violence have been hiding out.

The group, known as Boko Haram, wants to overthrow the government and impose a strict version of Islamic law.

Adam Mynott reports.

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