Chad army kills 13 Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria

Chadian soldiers killed 13 fighters from Islamist militant group Boko Haram in a battle in the Nigerian town of Gambaru on Wednesday, the army said in a statement, adding that one Chadian soldier was killed.

Reuters| Updated: Feb 11, 2015, 20:14 PM IST

N'Djamena: Chadian soldiers killed 13 fighters from Islamist militant group Boko Haram in a battle in the Nigerian town of Gambaru on Wednesday, the army said in a statement, adding that one Chadian soldier was killed.

Chadian troops are in Gambaru as part of a regional offensive against Boko Haram, whose militants have started staging cross-border raids in addition to attacks inside Nigeria as part of a campaign to establish a caliphate.