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13 Nigerian troops, policeman killed in Boko Haram attack

ABUJA: Boko Haram militants ambushed a military convoy in northeastern Nigeria, killing 13 soldiers and a policeman, the army said Wednesday. But an officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the militants had overrun an army base, and put the death toll at 18. An army statement said the attackers ambushed a military convoy late Monday on a highway linking Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, with Damaturu in neighbouring Yobe state. "Sadly, 13 military and a police personnel... paid the supreme price while…