Nigerian Troops Kill 20 Suspected Militants -- CNN
Jos, Nigeria (CNN) -- Security forces killed 20 suspected members of the militant Islamic group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, an army captain said.
Troops moved in on a meeting of the group, sparking a shootout, said the captain, who was not authorized to talk to the media.
"The Boko Haram gang, as soon as they saw the military arrive at the spot, they opened fire and the soldiers went into action. All of them were killed because they kept shooting and did not surrender or give up," he said.
One soldier was also killed in the violence, which took place in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, said the captain.
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