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What to know: Boko Haram

POSTED: 04:15 PM EDT May 07, 2014    UPDATED: 02:58 PM EST Feb 19, 2014 

Learn more about the Islamist group Boko Haram.

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Boko Haram has terrorized northern Nigeria regularly since 2009, attacking police, schools, churches and civilians, and bombing government buildings. At least 5,000 people have died at Boko Haram's hands, according to a U.S. Congressional Research Service report, making it one of the world's deadliest terrorist organizations.

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