February 12, 2016 6:34 am

Cameroon soldiers kill 27 Boko Haram fighters across border

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 file photo, Nigerian soldiers ride on an armored personnel carrier during Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

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YAOUNDE, Cameroon – A senior military official in Cameroon says Cameroonian soldiers have killed at least 27 Boko Haram fighters in a cross-border operation in the Nigerian locality of Goshi.

Gen. Jacob Kodji said one soldier was killed, and seven others injured after the military launched the operation early Thursday near Ashigashiya. He says the military responded after the Nigerian Islamic extremist group members carried out attacks in Cameroon this week.

Regional forces from Cameroon and Nigeria have since December been launching raids on Boko Haram strongholds on the countries’ borders, especially around Ashigashiya, a town that straddles north Cameroon and Nigeria and shares a boundary with Goshi.

Kodji says soldiers are still on the battle front there.

Boko Haram in 2014 started launching attacks across Nigeria’s borders.

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