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11 Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack: army


Chadian soldiers patrol in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru on February 4, 2015, after taking control of the city (AFP Photo/Stephane Yas)

N'Djamena (AFP) - Boko Haram Islamists attacked Chadian soldiers on Tuesday, killing 11 and wounding 13, the Chadian army said, in the latest deadly raid by the militants despite a regional offensive against them.

"The enemy infiltrated (Chad) from the Nigerian side (of the border) to attack positions of the Chadian forces," Chad's army chief said in a statement read by his deputy spokesman, lieutenant-colonel Adjani Djibrine.

"The army deplores the 11 deaths and 13 wounded," it said.

The army also said 17 Boko Haram fighters died in the fighting following the pre-dawn strike. Click here to read the full report.

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