14 killed as Nigerian troops clash with Islamists: army

AFP
AFP1 January 2013
Soldiers and policemen are seen in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria on May 13, 2012

Soldiers and policemen are seen in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria on May 13, 2012. Nigerian troops clashed with militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram in the northeastern city of Maiduguri Tuesday, in an incident that left one soldier and 13 insurgents dead, the army said.

Nigerian troops clashed with militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram in the northeastern city of Maiduguri Tuesday, in an incident that left one soldier and 13 insurgents dead, the army said.

"At about 1600 hours (1500 GMT) today, troops of the Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order had an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at Bulabulin and Bayan Quarters of Maiduguri. During the encounter the JTF lost one soldier and two were wounded. Thirteen Boko Haram terrorists lost their lives," spokesman Sagir Musa said.

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