FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 file photo Nigerian soldiers stand guard at the offices of the state-run Nigerian Television Authority in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Increasing atrocities by extremists and uncontrolled reprisals by security forces have killed at least 1,500 people this year in northeastern Nigeria's Islamic uprising, Amnesty International reported Monday March 31, 2014, accusing both sides of war crimes and crimes against humanity. In a new report, the London-based advocacy group called for an international investigation. / Jon Gambrell AP
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Officials say suspected Islamic extremists have abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria - but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck.
Borno state police commissioner Tanko Lawan said some of the girls were abducted Monday night from a school in Chibok, on the edge of the Sambisa Forest that is an insurgent hideout.
A State Security Service official said gunmen killed a soldier and police officer guarding the school and took off with at least 100 students.
Islamic extremists have been abducting girls to use as cooks and sex slaves.
Extremists also are blamed for Monday morning's explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital that killed at least 75 people and wounded 141.
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