Cameroon says at least six soldiers, 50 Boko Haram insurgents killed

February 4, 2015 4:06 PM

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DAKAR (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed at least 50 Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday and lost six of its own soldiers in clashes with the Nigerian Islamist group in the border town of Fotokol, Cameroon's information minister said.

The insurgents attacked Fotokol early on Tuesday and fierce fighting ensued for the most of the morning until they were driven out of the town, Issa Tchiroma told Reuters by telephone.

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