Friday 27 April 2018

Up to 13 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria - Chad army

Boko Haram has intensified its attacks in Cameroon and Niger over the past week. (AP)
Boko Haram has intensified its attacks in Cameroon and Niger over the past week. (AP)

Chadian soldiers killed 13 fighters from Islamist militant group Boko Haram in a battle in the Nigerian town of Gambaru on Wednesday, the army said in a statement.

Chadian troops are in Gambaru as part of a regional offensive against Boko Haram, whose militants have started staging cross-border raids in addition to attacks inside Nigeria as part of a campaign to establish a caliphate.

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