Nigerian Troops Kill 20 Boko Haram Islamists: Military

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Nigerian troops on Sunday killed 20 suspected Boko Haram Islamists in the restive north-eastern city of Maiduguri, but lost one soldier while two others were injured, a senior officer said.

The Nigerian city of Kano after multiple explosions and gun assaults by Boko Haram Islamists

KANO, Nigeria — Nigerian troops on Sunday killed 20 suspected Boko Haram Islamists in the restive north-eastern city of Maiduguri, but lost one soldier while two others were injured, a senior officer said.

"We got a report that some suspected members of Boko Haram were meeting at a particular location in Maiduguri. Our men mobilised, leading to a shootout. Twenty suspected terrorists were killed while a soldier died in the operation and two others sustained injuries," commander Victor Ebhaleme told AFP.