Army foils Boko Haram attack, kills five

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Five Boko Haram members were killed as Nigerian troops thwarted an attack near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the seven-year insurgency, the army said on Tuesday.

"Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE accompanied by Civilian JTF successfully thwarted an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists on Yauri community at the outskirts of Maiduguri city, Borno State," said a statement by army spokesman Sani Usman.

During the incident, which took place on Monday, five insurgents were killed and a cache of arms and ammunition, including two AK-47 rifles and a machine gun, were recovered, he said.

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