Islamic State claims it killed 18 soldiers in northeast Nigeria

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Islamic State said it killed 18 Nigerian soldiers on Sunday in the northeastern state of Borno, according to its Amaq news agency.

The group said it attacked a military barracks in the town of Gubio, killed the soldiers and took vehicles and weapons before fleeing.

Sources told Reuters that an attack on the area began around 4:30 pm local time and lasted until 9 pm.

The number of deaths could not be immediately confirmed.

Reporting By Maiduguri newsroom, writing by Libby George; editing by David Evans

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