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Suspected Boko Haram militants bombed a sports bar near a military special operations base in Mubi in Adamawa state yesterday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 19; a suspect has been arrested. Over 10 gunmen attacked worshipers at a church in Attangara in Borno state, killing nine people; vigilantes killed four of the attackers and captured three more. An Australian negotiator seeking the release of the kidnapped schoolgirls said some are ill and that most of the girls are being held in "several camps across the Nigerian border in Cameroon, Chad and Niger," making a military operation to rescue them "highly improbable." A southern political coalition accused northern leaders of using violence and instability in the north to frustrate President Jonathan's reelection prospects.