17 Islamists killed in Nigerian raid

2013-02-01 22:02
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(Picture: AFP)

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Maiduguri - Nigeria's military on Friday said it killed 17 insurgents in raids on two "terrorist camps" in the embattled north-eastern state of Borno, the base of Islamist group Boko Haram.

The military "conducted two special operations supported by Nigerian Airforce helicopter gunship to dislodge Boko Haram terrorist camps," a statement said, adding "there was a fierce exchange of gunfire that resulted in the death of 17" insurgents and one soldier.

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