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Boko Haram 15 insurgents, 2 soldiers die as terrorists attack troops in Borno

The Nigerian Army has killed 15 insurgents in a fierce battle between its troops and Boko Haram terrorists in Borno.

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Soldiers cordon off a road leading to the scene of a blast at a business district in Abuja play Nigerian army soldiers stand guard as they cordon off a road leading to the scene of a blast at a business district in Abuja June 25, 2014. (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

The Army on Thursday said it killed 15 insurgents in a fierce battle between its troops and Boko Haram terrorists in Abadam village, Borno.

In a statement issued by Col. Sani Usman, acting Director Army Public Relations in Abuja, the army, however said it lost two soldiers during the fight.

Usman said the terrorists launched attacked on troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Task Force at about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, which lasted for two hours.

He said while many of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wound, four soldiers also sustained injuries. 

“The bodies of our late colleagues and the wounded have since been evacuated.

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“The troops have continued mop up and clearance operations of the remnants of the terrorists.

“They have also  intensified vigilance and high level of alertness,” he said.

Usman said items recovered from the terrorists include a gun truck, one 60mm Mortar tube, seven 60mm mortar bomb, a General Purpose Machine (GPMG), three damaged AK 47 Rifle and four bandoliers of anti-aircraft rounds of ammunition.

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