CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic state claimed responsibility for an attack in Nigeria, the militant group said on Saturday in a statement posted on an affiliated Telegram account.
Seven Nigerian soldiers were killed, including a commanding officer and a lieutenant, in northern Nigeria's Borno state, a military source and two residents told Reuters on Friday.
The attack happened near the border with Cameroon, al-Quds al-Arabi reported, citing AFP sources. ISWAP (ISIS of West Africa Province) militants were riding several trucks equipped with automatic weapons and attacked a base in the city of Rann.
Residents of the city also flee after the eruption of heavy clashes in the area.