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Pastor and Son Killed in Nigeria, Church Burned by Suspected Islamic Militants


Set church and five homes ablaze.

A blown-up student hostel on Aug. 6, 2013 in the Government Secondary School of Mamudo in northeast Nigerian Yobe state where Boko Haram gunmen launched gun and explosives attacks on student hostels on July 6, 2013, killing 41 students and a teacher, the group's dealiest in its wave of attacks on schools as part of its armed campaign to establish an Islamic state in the West African nation. (Getty Images)

A Christian pastor and his son were killed and a church was burned by suspected Islamic militants using automatic weapons and explosives in northeast Nigeria early Thursday morning, according to Nigerian police.

A village leader was also killed in Dorawa, the Associated Press reported, quoting Corporal Musa Ibrahim.

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