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Associated Press: Militants say 9 dead in attacks in Nigerian oil-rich southern delta

Wednesday October 04, 2006
Associated Press Writer

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (AP) Militants battled security forces in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta Wednesday after armed men attacked a oil company convoy and a pumping station, officials said.

Militants said in an e-mail that nine people were killed in fighting with government forces in fighting at the pumping station belonging to a Royal Dutch Shell PLC subsidiary.

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