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Nigeria military: 8 soldiers killed in attacks by extremists

Islamic extremists have killed eight soldiers and wounded 17 in two attacks in northeastern Nigeria, the country's military said Monday.

The attacks bring the official toll to 10 troops killed and 24 wounded this past week after a lull during which the extremists confronted a leadership struggle. The Islamic State group's West Africa Province claimed more than 40 soldiers from a multinational army were killed in one attack last week.

Extremists attacked an army position Sunday at Logomani, 110 kilometers (70 miles) northeast of Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria's biggest city, an army statement said. The troops killed 22 fighters while losing four soldiers, it said.

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