Nigeria military says kills 300 Boko Haram militants in counter offensive

February 18, 2015 11:16 AM

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MAROUA, Cameroon/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian forces have killed more than 300 Boko Haram fighters during an operation to recapture 11 towns and villages since the start of the week, the military said on Wednesday, as regional neighbors also pounded the militants.

"Weapons and equipment were also captured and some destroyed," defense spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade said in a statement. "However, two soldiers lost their lives while 10 others were wounded," he added.

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