Niger, Chad troops fend off Boko Haram attack, destroy militant base inside Nigeria

March 31, 2015 10:16 PM

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NIAMEY, Niger – Niger says its troops fended off an attack on its territory by Boko Haram and destroyed a base used by the Islamic extremists inside neighboring Nigeria.

Niger's Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the militants tried to attack Bosso, on the border with Nigeria, on Monday. But troops from Niger and Chad — who are helping Nigeria root out the insurgents — intervened, killing 47 militants and destroying several of their vehicles and morta...

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