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Nov 08, 2019
9:03AM

10 Nigerian soldiers killed, 9 injured in jihadist ambush

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At least 10 Nigerian soldiers have been killed and nine severely injured in an ambush by jihadists in restive northeast Nigeria, military sources said yesterday.

Another 12 soldiers were missing after a column of troops on patrol was ambushed by the fighters yesterday in Damboa district of Borno state.

Fighters loyal to the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the killings, but said they had slain 22 soldiers after an assault by the army.

A decade-long jihadist insurgency in northeast Nigeria has killed 35,000 people, displaced two million others and spilt into neighbouring countries.

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