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By BBC NEWS

Two bombs in Afghanistan have killed at least 14 civilians, including several children, just days ahead of nationwide elections, officials say.

The blasts occurred on Wednesday in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar – both regions are at the heart of the Taliban insurgency. (more…)

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By IRIN

MAIDUGURI, 31 July 2009 (IRIN) – Security forces have killed innocent civilians and unarmed men in a crackdown on the radical religious group known as Boko Haram, which reportedly left several hundred people dead in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, residents and human rights activists told IRIN.

“It is unbelievable the way the security forces went about indiscriminately shooting and killing innocent residents of Maiduguri, and members of Boko Haram,” Shamaki Gad Peter, head of Jos-based League for Human Rights told IRIN. (more…)

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