Nigerian Army Says It Killed 9 Militants

The Nigerian military says soldiers have killed nine members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram during a shootout in the country’s northeast. Officials say the fighting took place Thursday about 85 kilometers south of Maiduguri, the center of the Boko Haram insurgency, which is blamed for thousands of deaths over the past four years.An army spokesman says one soldier was also injured in the violence. He says the military confiscated “large arms and ammunition” from the…