Eight Chadian soldiers killed in clash with Boko Haram

Eight Chadian soldiers died in a Boko Haram attack in the Lake Chad region on Wednesday, with 48 jihadists killed as the army retaliated, a military spokesman said.

“Boko Haram terrorists attacked defence force positions in Kaiga Kindji early this morning,” the spokesman told AFP, saying the attack, in which 11 other soldiers were also wounded, had been “vigorously” repulsed. -- AFP