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23 Chadian Soldiers Killed in Boko Haram Raid

Chadian soldiers patrol in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru on February 4, 2015, after taking control of the city. Around 2,000 Chadian troops backed by armoured vehicles poured across the border into Gamboru on February 3 after the African Union last week backed a regional force to take on the extremists. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE YAS (Photo credit should read STEPHANE YAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Twenty-three soldiers were killed in southwestern Chad on Friday when they came under attack from Boko Haram jihadists, a military official told AFP.

“Boko Haram elements attacked the Chadian army position at around 1:00 a.m., killing 23 troops,” the official said, adding that the attack took place at Dangdala. “(They) made off with military equipment.”

(AFP)

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