N'DJAMENA, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- At least 24 Chadian army soldiers were killed on the night of August 4 to 5 during an attack by the Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad region, several Chadian media reported Thursday, citing local sources.
The attack on a Chadian army position in Tchoukoutalia, Lac province, was confirmed by the army spokesman, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna, who was contacted by Xinhua.
The counter-offensive is underway, the army spokesman said.
Lac province is regularly the target of attacks by Boko Haram. The last attack took place on April 27. Enditem