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30 killed in school attack in northeast Nigeria

Latest attack by radicals against Western teaching

POTISKUM, Nigeria — Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. At least 29 students and one teacher were killed in the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria’s embattled northeast.

Authorities blamed the violence on Boko Haram, a radical group whose name means ‘‘Western education is sacrilege.’’

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