Cameroon army says killed 116 Boko Haram fighters

A screengrab taken on Oct 2, 2014, from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau. Cameroon's army said Thursday
A screengrab taken on Oct 2, 2014, from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau. Cameroon's army said Thursday its troops had killed 116 Nigerian fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group in the far north. -- PHOTO: AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM

YAOUNDE (AFP) - Cameroon's army said Thursday its troops had killed 116 Nigerian fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group in the far north.

Insurgents attacked an army base in Amchide on the border with Nigeria on Wednesday, but soldiers repelled them, inflicting heavy losses, the defence ministry said.