Atleast 31 soldiers killed, injured and missing in Militants attack: Report

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Atleast 31 soldiers killed, injured and missing in Militants attack: Report

Kano (Nigeria) - At least 10 Nigerian soldiers have been killed and nine severely injured in an ambush by jihadists in restive northeast Nigeria, military sources said Thursday.

Another 12 soldiers were missing after a column of troops on patrol was ambushed by the fighters on Wednesday in Damboa district of Borno state.

A military officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Fighters loyal to the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the killings, but said they had slain 22 soldiers after an assault by the army.