updated 3/25/2014 6:22:27 PM ET 2014-03-25T22:22:27

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamists drove a car packed with explosives into a police patrol in the northeast city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, killing five policemen, a police source and a witness said.

A police sergeant, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak, said the bombers crashed a Volkswagen Golf into the parked patrol vehicle and detonated the explosives by the Dalori Quarters, an estate for civil servants on the outskirts of the city.

(Reporting by Lanre Ola; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Jan Paschal)

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