Cameroon govt says 143 Boko Haram militants killed after attack near border with Nigeria

January 13, 2015 9:00 AM

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DOUALA, Cameroon – Cameroon's government says the military has killed 143 militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, which has been waging war in neighboring Nigeria.

In a statement carried Tuesday on state television, authorities said hundreds of militants attacked a military camp the day before near the border with Nigeria.

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