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Twenty-three soldiers in Chad killed in Boko Haram raid

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

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burtai (L), inspecting Guard of Honour, during the inauguration of the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company (NAVMC)

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

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