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Plateau State, Nigeria (CNN) — Gunmen attacked a mosque in Nigeria with automatic weapons over the weekend, killing at least 44 people, a local police official said.

It’s not clear who was behind Sunday’s massacre, but the militant Islamist group Boko Haram — which has staged attacks in the same region before — issued a video around the same time boasting that it was gaining in strength. [Read the full article]