Soldiers from Niger and Chad have killed 38
Boko Haram fighters during operations that
followed attacks by the terror group on two
border towns in southeastern Niger earlier
this week, Niger’s army said on Saturday.
Reuters reported that two soldiers from the
bilateral force were lightly wounded in the
operation, launched after clashes in the
village of Toumour, near Lake Chad and the
Nigerian border, on Monday.
The Nigerien and Chadian forces also seized
large quantities of weapons and
ammunition, according to the army
statement read on national radio.
It said soldiers were continuing to pursue
Boko Haram fighters in the area.
Boko Haram has killed thousands of civilians
and displaced some 2.4 million people
across Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad
during a seven-year insurgency aimed at
establishing an emirate based on a radical
interpretation of Islamic law.