- Cameroon soldiers engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battled
- The troops killed 27 terrorists while 7 soldiers had various degrees injury
Emerging reports suggests that a bloody clash which took place in Goshi town has led to the death of 27 jihadist.
The Associated Press reports that Cameroon soldiers killed at least 27 Boko Haram fighters after launching a cross-border operation in the Nigerian locality of Goshi that also resulted in the death of one soldier, a senior military official said.
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At least seven other soldiers were injured in the operation early Thursday, said Gen Jacob Kodji.
Kodji said the Nigerian Islamic extremist group launched a series of attacks in Cameroon earlier this week.
"At least 27 Boko Haram fighters were killed in Thursday morning's operation," said the commander of Cameroon troops in the area.
The soldiers remain on the battle front there, he added.
Ashigashiya straddles the order of northern Cameroon and Nigeria. Regional forces from both countries have since December 2015 been launching raids on Boko Haram strongholds along their boarders.
It will be recalled that six people were killed in Cameroon on Wednesday, February 10, following a double suicide attack in the village of Nguetchewe, which lies close to the border.