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Militants Gun Down Sleeping Students at Nigerian College

EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT : In this image taken with a mobile phone, rescue workers and family members gather to identify the shrouded bodies of students killed following an attack by Islamist extremist on an agricultural college in Gujba, Nigeria, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, Suspected Islamic extremists attacked the Yobe State College of Agriculture early Sunday, gunning down students as they slept in dormitories and torching classrooms, leaving some 50 students dead in the attack according to college Provost Molima Idi Mato. The attack is seen as part of an ongoing Islamic uprising in northeastern Nigeria prosecuted by Boko Haram militants in their declared quest to install an Islamic state. (AP Photo)
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The absolute worst story of the day comes from Nigeria, where gunmen thought to be with the Islamic militant movement Boko Haram attacked an agricultural college, opening fire on sleeping students and killing as many as 50 of them, many in their beds. Others were gathered into groups outside and executed. Boko Haram, which wants to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria, has targeted several schools recently that it sees as promoting Western education and culture.

Militants Kill Sleeping Students in Nigeria