92 Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack: president

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A total of 92 Chadian soldiers were killed and 47 others injured in an attack by the terror group Boko Haram on Monday in Boma in Chad's western province of Lac, Chadian President Idirss Deby Itno announced on Tuesday.

"In this accursed island (Boma) we have lost 92 of our soldiers... We also have 47 wounded (soldiers) who were transported by our own means to N'Djamena for intensive care," said Deby who came to Boma Tuesday afternoon to evaluate the situation.

He promised that the army would review all of its current arrangement to avoid what Boma has experienced.

"Losing so many men in one operation is the first time in history. I would like to say to the Chadians, until the last breath, including the wounded, the defense and security forces have not given up the battle field," Deby said.

The attack in Boma lasted more than eight hours, military sources said. The death toll of Boko Haram is still unknown.

Chad's Lac province, which borders Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, is regularly attacked by Boko Haram. 

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