Suspected Islamists kill 39 in Nigeria village: locals

KANO, Nigeria - Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists raided a village in northeastern Nigeria as people were preparing for prayers, killing 39 people, local residents said Sunday.

Dozens of attackers dressed in military uniform stormed Mainok, almost 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the troubled city of Maiduguri, on Saturday, firing rocket propelled grenades and Kalashnikovs.

Twin blasts on Saturday also killed at least 35 in Maiduguri, a Boko Haram stronghold.