Cameroon army kills 143 Boko Haram fighters: government

The attack occured in the town of Kolofata. (File Photo: Reuters)

The Cameroonian army killed 143 Boko Haram militants who attacked a town in northern Kolofata on Monday, the government said, adding that one soldier had also died in the fighting.

The toll was "the heaviest loss yet" suffered by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram group on Cameroonian soil, Communications Minister and government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary said in a statement read out on television and radio.


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