People stand next to dead bodies, which are laid out for burial, in the village of Konduga, in northeastern Nigeria, on February 12, 2014 after a gruesome attack by Boko Haram Islamists killed 39 people. AFP PHOTO/STRINGER
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The death toll from the latest attack by Islamic extremists rose to 106 and counting Tuesday as the governor of the northeastern state where Nigeria's terrorist movement was born warned the president that the military is losing its war against the militants.The head of Niger's army, Gen. Seini Garba, said Monday that an untold number of Nigerian militants had been killed in the border town of Diffa as security forces foiled a planned attack on Niger.Gov. Shettima said at least 106 people were killed in the Izghe attack but that the toll likely will rise as many were seriously injured and he did not yet know how many people were killed in attacks on eight other communities in the area at the weekend.
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