18 Killed in Nigerian Military Raid

A Nigerian security official says soldiers backed by helicopter gunships killed 17 militants during raids on two suspected Boko Haram camps in the northeastern Borno state.

Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa says the camps were “fortified” and had training facilities. In a Friday statement, he also said one soldier was killed during the two-day military operation.

There was no immediate reaction from Boko Haram, a militant group that began violent operations against the government in …