11 Chadian Soldiers Killed by Suspected Boko Haram Militants

Map of Chad, Africa (PHOTO CREDIT: VOA)
Map of Chad, Africa (PHOTO CREDIT: VOA)

A Chadian military source says 11 Chadian soldiers were killed Tuesday in a cross-border attack by suspected Boko Haram militants.

The source told reporters that 17 Boko Haram fighters were also killed in the clash. The militants reportedly attacked a Chadian army position near Lake Chad around 4 a.m. local time.

Chad is a leading contributor to a regional joint task force set up to fight Boko Haram. The group’s attacks have spread in recent years from its birthplace in northeastern Nigeria to nearby Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

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