Chadian soldiers kill 207 Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria: army

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 24, 2015 4:00 PM

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Soldiers from Chad deployed as part of operations against Boko Haram killed 207 militants in fighting on Tuesday near a Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon, Chad's army announced in a statement.

One Chadian soldier was killed and another nine were wounded in the clashes near Garambu, the scene of regular attacks by the Nigerian Islamist group in recent months. There was no immediate independent verification of the Chadian army's announcement.

(Reporting by Madjiasra Nako; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Janet Lawrence)