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Troops repel ISWAP ambush; 1 killed, 5 injured

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On KARETO Road in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State in Northeast Nigeria, an improvised explosive device ambush awaited a commuting vehicle.

The Islamic State in the West African Province (ISWAP) is blamed for planting the IED in order to lure in the troops and then finish them off with gunfire.

The commuter van was damaged, and one passenger was killed and five others were injured.

However, forces from 5 Brigade Operation Hadin Kai arrived and performed fighting clearance patrols, clearing the area so that the dead and wounded could be brought back to Gubio Town.

Troops fought against terrorists hiding in the shadows before rescuing the ambush victims.

Since the terrorist drove away in one xGT and numerous motorcycles, the number of casualties is unknown.

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