109 Boko Haram fighters killed in Niger, defense minister says

February 7, 2015 10:56 AM

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109 Boko Haram fighters killed in Niger, defense minister says

NIAMEY, Niger – A total of 109 Boko Haram fighters were killed by soldiers responding to attacks on two towns in Niger near the border with Nigeria on Friday, Niger's defense minister said.

In a statement read out on state television late Friday, Mahamadou Karijo said four soldiers were killed and 17 wounded in fighting in the towns of Bosso and Diffa. He said two soldiers were missing and a civilian was also killed.

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