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Islamic State says records 69 casualties from Nigerian army and African troops over past week

 Islamic State says records 69 casualties from Nigerian army and African troops over past week

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) has recorded 69 casualties from the Nigerian Army and troops from an African anti-militant force in attacks over the past week, the Jihadist group said in a weekly paper on Thursday.

In its newspaper Al-Nabaa, it said the attacks took place in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno and a town in the Lake Chad region, which covers Chad and Nigeria.

(Reporting by Hesham Hajali; Writing by Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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Updated Date: Apr 19, 2019 05:06:32 IST