Mine Explosion kills 4 Chadian Soldiers

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Four Chadian soldiers and a television journalist were killed when their vehicle hit a mine on a road in eastern Chad.

According to reports, the victims were headed towards an army position that had been attacked by elements of the Boko Haram Islamist group overnight Friday.

A security source said, “This delegation of the Chadian army was headed to Ngounboua (on Lake Chad), where elements of Boko Haram had attacked an army position overnight, killing at least one on our side.”

The source said 23 Boko Haram fighters were killed, confirming a toll given by Chadian army spokesman Azem Bermandoa on national television.

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