Boko Haram militants kill 11 Chad troops: military source

Reuters News
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Posted: Oct 06, 2015 6:03 AM

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Suspected militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram group killed 11 soldiers from neighboring Chad in a overnight attack in a border region, a Chadian military source said.

Seventeen attackers died also in the fight, the source told Reuters. Chad is a leading contributor to a 8,700-strong regional force fighting Boko Haram, which has expanded beyond its northeast Nigerian heartland to attack Chad, and other neighbors, Niger and Cameroon.

(Reporting by Madjiasra Nako; Writing by Andrew Heavens)