Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram Suicide Bombers, Kill 6 Militants

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, 17/2/2017: Latest military reports from Nigeria indicate at least 11 people have been killed as Nigerian troops battled the Islamic State linked Boko Haram attack on outskirts of northeastern Maiduguri city.

According the source, nine suicide bombers and two civilians died early Friday.

This was the fiercest attacks in months by Boko Haram on the city that is the birthplace of the Islamic Insurgency.

Police reports and referenced by open sources say three female suicide bombers detonated vehicles parked at a truck station around midnight. The two civilians died there.

Self-defense fighters say soldiers later fired at gunmen on motorcycles escorting suicide bombers, killing at least six of the bombers.

The seven-year Islamic uprising has killed thousands in Nigeria and neighbouring countries –Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Mali and Benin.

 

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- Shmuel Yosef Agnon is a Senior Writer and Editor at the Strategic Intelligence Service. Specialize in writing intelligence reports, geopolitics, military intelligence and crime reports analysis. Agnon holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass media and journalism and a master's degree in international media relations from Winchester, University, England.

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