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Soldiers ambush, kills terrorists at Tukunshe [photo]

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The Nigerian troops have ambushed and eliminated some terrorists suspected to be fighters of Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) at Tunkushe village in the northeastern part of Borno state.

The terrorists who were in military camouflage rode in two Hilux vans mounted with Anti Air Craft guns.

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There were ambushed by gallant troops in Tunkushe, located about 20 kilometres while on their way to Maiduguri, the Borno capital.

A military source confirmed that they were from the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).

“The attempted attack by the terrorists was repelled by the troops of 212 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in a very strategic ambush in a heavy gunfight that lasted for more than 30 minutes.

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“While two soldiers were wounded in the encounter, at least three dead bodies of the attackers can be seen here as the troops are still pursuing fleeing members of the group.

“Items recovered from the insurgents include; one gun truck mounted with Anti Air Craft gun, AK 47 rifle, buffen radio and various types of other ammunition. Several traces of blood were also seen along the route where the remaining insurgents escaped in disarray,” he concluded.

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