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Boko Haram attack Chad troops in Nigerian border town

Militants from the Boko Haram Islamist movement attacked Chadian troops stationed at a Nigerian border town before being repulsed Wednesday, a Chadian military source said.

N`Djamena: Militants from the Boko Haram Islamist movement attacked Chadian troops stationed at a Nigerian border town before being repulsed Wednesday, a Chadian military source said.

"The Boko Haram elements wanted to surprise us by attacking at about 4:00 am (0300 GMT). We were aware about it from the day before and were prepared," the military source told AFP.

The attack took place at Gamboru on Nigeria`s border with Cameroon, where Chadian troops deployed to help in the complex regional battle against Boko Haram have taken up positions.