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At least 10 terror suspects dead in Nigerian military offensive

By CNN Staff
updated 9:58 PM EDT, Sat May 18, 2013
Soldiers walk on April 30, 2013 in the street in the remote northeast town of Baga, Borno State.
Soldiers walk on April 30, 2013 in the street in the remote northeast town of Baga, Borno State.

(CNN) -- At least 10 suspected terrorists were killed and 65 others captured as Nigerian troops continued their "massive deployment" against insurgent groups, a defense ministry spokesman said Saturday.

Among the groups targeted by the military was Boko Haram, in the country's northeast. Government forces stopped an attempt by insurgents to infiltrate Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, as they fled from various camps that are under attack, the military said.

Troops also seized weapons, including rocket propelled grenade launchers, the ministry said.

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