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Islamic State Claims Attacks In West Africa Caused 118 Casualties

Islamic State Claims Attacks In West Africa Caused 118 Casualties

Terror group”Islamic State” has claimed responsibility for five attacks in an area it designated the “State of West Africa” that it said resulted in 118 casualties in the past week. The militant group, made the claim in a video presentation of attacks it says it carried out between November 16 and 22. It did not specify the number of people killed in the attacks, referring only to 118 casualties.

According to Reuters, more than 100 soldiers had been killed in attacks in Nigeria in recent days, one of the highest death tolls since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in 2015. The insurgents attacked a military base in the village of Metele in northeastern Borno state, the epicentre of a revolt by Boko Haram and splinter group Islamic State in West Africa.

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