A member of the Nigerian Islamist sect behind a deadly uprising in July has confessed to receiving military training in Afghanistan, police say. The member of the sect known locally as Boko Haram and Taliban said he was paid USD 500 to do the training and promised USD 35,000 on his return. The uprising in northern Nigeria left some 700 people dead, mostly militants. If confirmed it would be the first proven link between Islamists in the oil-rich country and Afghanistan. (BBC)

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