Police: 6 die when town attacked in north Nigeria

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AZARE, Nigeria (AP) -- Police say six people were killed as gunmen from a radical Muslim sect bombed two police stations and robbed two banks in northern Nigeria.

Bauchi police commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba said the attacks happened early Sunday morning and targeted the town of Azare in Bauchi state. Aduba said the dead included a police officer, a soldier, a security guard and four civilians.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Aduba blamed the radical Muslim sect Boko Haram for the attacks. It mirrored similar mass attacks in recent weeks claimed by the sect.