Chadian helicopters bomb Boko Haram on Nigeria-Niger border -Niger army

March 22, 2015 5:45 PM

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DIFFA, Niger (Reuters) - Two Chadian army helicopters bombed Nigerian Boko Haram positions on Sunday, killing several dozen militants near a village on the border with Niger, a senior Niger military official told Reuters.

Niger and Chadian soldiers have been fighting the Islamist militants in a joint mission with Nigeria and Cameroon since March 2, in a bid to end Boko Haram's six-year insurgency in northern Nigeria that is threatening regional stability.

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