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Boko Haram Attacks Town Inside Niger After Cameroon Assault

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Islamic extremists from Nigeria attacked a border town inside the neighboring country of Niger, marking the second foreign country attacked by the group known as Boko Haram in several days. The escalation in violence came ...

Islamic extremists from Nigeria attacked a border town inside the neighboring country of Niger, marking the second foreign country attacked by the group known as Boko Haram in several days.

A picture taken on April 3, 2014 in Maine-Soroa, eastern Niger, shows Nigerian people gathered at a camp for refugees who fled the fighting between the Nigerian army and the Islamist rebels of Boko Haram. (BOUREIMA HAMA/AFP/Getty Images) | BOUREIMA HAMA via Getty Images

The escalation in violence came as regional leaders meet for a second day in the Cameroonian capital to finalize plans for a coordinated military response to the terror group blamed for killing 10,000 people over the past year.

Associated Press writer Krista Larson in Dakar, Senegal contributed to this report.