Chad says hundreds of Boko Haram militants, nine soldiers killed in clash

Reuters News
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Posted: Apr 01, 2015 3:38 PM

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's army said its forces had killed hundreds of Boko Haram militants and lost nine of its own troops in clashes in northern Nigeria on Wednesday.

Army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermandoa said the fighting happened as Chadian forces carried out mopping up operations around Malam Fatori, a town near Nigeria's border with Niger that was recently retaken from the militants.

Bermandoa said 16 Chadian troops had also been wounded.

(Reporting by Madjiasra Nako; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)