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JTF kills 17 Islamists in Borno

01 February 2013, 16:03

Borno - Nigeria’s military on Friday said it killed 17 insurgents in raids on two “terrorist camps” in the embattled northeastern state of Borno, the base of Islamist group Boko Haram.

The military “conducted two special operations supported by Nigerian Airforce helicopter gunship to dislodge Boko Haram terrorist camps,” a statement said, adding “there was a fierce exchange of gunfire that resulted in the death of 17? insurgents and one soldier.

-AFP

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