Militants raids leave 18 dead

PORT HARCOURT - Suspected militants attacked two police stations, a luxury hotel and a night club in Nigeria's oil city Port Harcourt on Tuesday, leaving 18 people dead.

PORT HARCOURT - Suspected militants attacked two police stations, a luxury hotel and a night club in Nigeria's oil city Port Harcourt on Tuesday, leaving 18 people dead.

The New Year's Day assault came after troops bombed suspected rebel hideouts near the city last weekend and after the collapse of peace talks between militants and the government of Africa's top oil producer.

"The gunmen came into town from different directions and attacked several places," Port Harcourt police spokesman Ireju Barasua said yesterday.

Four police officers were killed at the two police stations attacked at Port Harcourt. - Reuters

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