Fleeing Boko Haram kill seven in attack on village in Chad




 
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April 4th, 2015  
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Topic: Fleeing Boko Haram kill seven in attack on village in Chad


N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency fleeing an offensive by soldiers from Chad and Niger launched a rare attack on Chadian soil, killing seven people, security sources said on Friday. The two armies drove the Islamist insurgents from Malam Fatori, one of Boko Haram's last major footholds along Nigeria's northern border, earlier this week. While they faced little resistance as they entered the town on Tuesday, Chad claimed the joint force killed hundreds of Boko Haram fighters in clashes the following day in which nine Chadian soldiers died and another 16 were injured. "Some Boko Haram militants fleeing Malam Fatori towards Lake Chad attacked Maidogo, near Ngouboua, on Thursday, killing seven people," said a Chadian security source.

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