Boko Haram attack leaves 92 soldiers dead in Chad

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Boko Haram militants killed 92 Chadian soldiers and wounded 47 more in an attack on an island village in the Lake Chad area in the western part of the country, President Idriss Deby said late on Tuesday.

It was the deadliest attack the country’s military has ever faced.

“I have taken part in many operations,” Deby, who has ruled Chad since 1990, said in a visit to the site, “… but never in our history have we lost so many men at one time.”

The militaries of Chad, Nigeria, and Niger have been fighting Boko Haram since the Islamist insurgency erupted in Nigeria eleven years ago. It has killed more than 30,000 people and driven 2 million from their homes.

Source: Reuters

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