Heavy gunfire heard in Nigerian city

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Maiduguri - Heavy gunfire raged for two hours in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Friday morning, residents said.

"The sound of heavy gunfire and what sounds like RPGs [rocket propelled grenades] began at around 07:15 and it is still going," a Reuters witness said, adding that it was coming from Fori, an area near a military barracks.

Boko Haram has killed thousands in an almost five-year-long insurgency aimed at carving out an Islamic state in a religiously-diverse country of around 170 million people.
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