Boko Haram

Nigerian fighter jet mistakenly bombs refugee camp, killing at least 52, aid group says

Nigerian fighter jet mistakenly bombs refugee camp, killing at least 52, aid group says

The Nigerian air force accidentally bombed a camp for displaced people Tuesday, killing at least 52 in what the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders called a “shocking and unacceptable” tragedy.

More than 100 others were wounded when air force bombers mistook the camp for a hide-out of Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group that has waged an insurgency in northeastern Nigeria for more than 13 years.

The casualties included both displaced people and aid workers, including six people with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the ICRC said.

The bombing occurred at a camp in Rann, northeastern Nigeria, near the Cameroonian border about 9...

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