Islamic state claims to have killed 10 soldiers in northeastern Nigeria

CAIRO: Islamic State (IS) Killed 10 Nigerian Soldiers In An Attack On The Northeast City Of Magumeri, The Group Claimed Saturday Through Its AMAQ News Agency.

The Jihadist Organization Said The Attack On The Soldiers Took Place In The City In The Northeast On Friday. It Published Photos Of Burned Barracks And Corpses That Were Claimed To Belong To The Soldiers.

Various Sources, Including One Military Source, Confirmed The Claim. They Said That Around 1745 Local Time, The Hunters Stormed The City (1645 GMT), Flooded Soldiers, And Raided Local Stores.

The Hunters Fled After The Army Recalled Air Support And Fortifications Of A Battalion In A Neighboring City.

ISWAP, A Province Of The Islamic State Of West Africa, Has Carried Out A Series Of Attacks In Nigeria In Recent Months.

The Group Split In 2016 From The Boko Haram, Which Is Based In Nigeria, And Which Led A Ten-year Uprising In Northeastern Nigeria That Killed Some 30,000 People And Displaced Another 2 Million.