Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 - 8:06

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At least 44 worshippers have been shot dead at a mosque in northeast Nigeria.

The killings took place during dawn prayers on Sunday morning, although news only emerged on Monday.

The attack occurred in the town of Konduga, 35km from the state capital Maiduguri.

The gunmen are suspected to be from the Islamist group Boko Haram, which has killed thousands in northern Nigeria since 2009.