A Cameroon registered car drives past Nigerian soldiers on the Gamboru Ngala bridge, Borno, Nigeria April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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At least five soldiers were killed and another 40 injured when a Boko Haram extremist rammed an explosives-laden pick-up truck into a military convoy in northeast Nigeria, security sources told AFP Friday.The bomber, believed to be loyal to factional leader Abu Mus'ab Al-Barnawi, targeted the convoy, which was conducting "clearance operations" between Yobe and Borno states, two military officers said.There has been a spate of deadly attacks on military targets in recent months, as troops fight to end the eight-year insurgency, which has left at least 20,000 dead in Nigeria alone.While Shekau focuses mainly on hit-and-run raids on villages and attacks on civilian targets, Al-Barnawi is focused on attacks on the military.
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