Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram militants, defense ministry says

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Posted: Dec 18, 2014 7:59 AM

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed 116 Boko Haram militants on Wednesday when they attacked a base in the far north of the country, said defense ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck.

"On the militant side, there were 116 deaths in Cameroonian territory and unknown damage on the Nigerian side (of the border) after the vigorous riposte of our artillery," he said. There was no independent confirmation of the exchange.

(Reporting by Tansa Musa; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Larry King)