Two trucks loaded with militants from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Sunday exploded when they hit a mine outside Arina Masallaci village in Marte district, according to two anti-jihadist militia members assisting the Nigeria military fighting the jihadists. “The trucks were loaded with the insurgents when the one in the lead hit the mine and exploded along with the second truck trailing closely behind,” Babakura Kolo said. “Around 50 of the insurgents from both vehicles were killed and others were injured,” Kolo said. The militants were on their way to launch an attack when the incident happened around 0800GMT, said another militiaman Ibrahim Liman who gave the same toll. Their loss is in the region of 50 fighters,” Liman said.
Source: GNN Liberia November 28, 2023 13:20 UTC