April 18, 2019 / 11:03 PM / a month ago

Islamic State says records 69 casualties from Nigerian army and African troops over past week

CAIRO, April 18 (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) has recorded 69 casualties from the Nigerian Army and troops from an African anti-militant force in attacks over the past week, the Jihadist group said in a weekly paper on Thursday.

In its newspaper Al-Nabaa, it said the attacks took place in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno and a town in the Lake Chad region, which covers Chad and Nigeria. (Reporting by Hesham Hajali; Writing by Chijioke Ohuocha Editing by Leslie Adler)

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