14 Nige­rian troops killed in base at­tack: mil­i­tary

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Mil­i­tants linked to the Is­lamic State group killed 14 Nige­rian soldiers in an at­tack on an army base near north­east Nige­ria’s main city, mil­i­tary sources said yes­ter­day. Fight­ers from the Is­lamic State West Africa Prov­ince (ISWAP) group had at­tacked the base in Jakana on Fri­day evening, fir­ing ma­chine guns and rocket-pro­pelled grenades. “We lost 14 soldiers in the fight, in­clud­ing the com­mand­ing of­fi­cer and an­other of­fi­cer,” one source said. Sev­eral other soldiers were miss­ing.

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