June 23, 2019 / 8:08 AM / 25 days ago

West African force killed 42 Islamic State fighters in Lake Chad area -statement

ABUJA, June 23 (Reuters) - A military task force from West African countries killed 42 Islamic State fighters in the Lake Chad region on June 21, the force said in a statement.

The Multinational Joint Task Force - which comprises soldiers from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon - said in a statement issued late on Saturday that it killed the insurgents while fighting on a Lake Chad island called Doron Naira. (Reporting by Camillus Eboh; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram Editing by Louise Heavens)

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