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Nigeria bombs accidentally refugee camp, dozens of deaths

Nigeria bombs accidentally refugee camp, dozens of deaths

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In air strikes on a refugee camp in Nigeria on Tuesday dozens of people were killed. The armed forces of the country thought that they were a camp of terrorist group Boko Haram attacked.

The attacks were wed night run at the place Rann at the border with Cameroon in the northeast state of Borno, a stronghold of Boko Haram, said general Lucky Irabor.

According to Doctors without Borders there are at least fifty dead and 120 wounded cases. Among the victims are six aid workers from the International Red Cross. Or employees of Doctors without Borders have perished, is not yet known.

Boko Haram is already seven years active in the northeast of the country. The islamist movement wants to western influences end and a caliphate set up. The past few weeks is the group more active.

How is the fight against Boko Haram?

Losses of domain

Except in Nigeria, commits the movement to regular attacks in the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Niger and Chad. Those three countries are working together to combat the terror group.

The terreurbeweging loses in the northeast getting more and more popular. Last month, Boko Haram chased out one of its main camps in the Sambisa forest near Maiduguri.

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