Nigeria

Nigerian Military Kills 9 Boko Haram Militants

In a shootout

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Nigeria's military says it has killed nine Boko Haram militants about 55 miles (85 kilometers) south of Maiduguri, the original home of the 4-year-old Islamic insurgency.

Army spokesman Lt. Col. Muhammed Dole said one soldier and several fleeing militants also were wounded during Friday's shootout and that soldiers confiscated arms, ammunition and three vehicles, and destroyed two pickup trucks.

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