Boko Haram kills dozens of soldiers in Chad, Nigeria

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Boko Haram has launched its deadliest assault yet against troops in Chad. In a separate attack, the militant group killed at least 50 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush in eastern Borno state. Nearly 100 Chadian troops were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants, President Idriss Deby Itno said on Tuesday. The seven-hour assault on an island army base was the deadliest yet by the extremist group against the armed forces in Chad. “We lost 92 of our soldiers, noncommissioned officers and officers,” in the attack overnight Sunday in Boma, Deby said. “It’s the first time we have lost so many men.” The attack took place on the Boma Peninsula, in Lac province, which borders Niger and Nigeria.