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Chad army kills 120 Boko Haram militants in Cameroon

Boko Haram has recently launched cross-border attacks from Nigeria into Cameroon and Chad.

By: Reuters | N'djamena |
Updated: February 1, 2015 11:18:29 am
Boko Haram, Chad Army, Boko Haram militants Mike Omeri, the government spokesman on the insurgency, said fighting continued Friday for Baga, a town on the border with Chad where insurgents seized a key military base on January 3 and attacked again on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters photo)

Chadian forces have killed 120 militants from Boko Haram in a battle in the north of neighbouring Cameroon that began when the insurgents attacked its troops, the army said in a statement on Saturday, adding that three of its soldiers were killed.

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Boko Haram has recently launched cross-border attacks from Nigeria into Cameroon and Chad as part of its drive for an Islamist state in the northeast of Nigeria. Chad and Cameroon have stepped up troop deployments to fight the militants.

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