Nigerian troops kill 25 militants

Nigerian troops have killed 25 militants in a battle in Nigeria's northern state of Kano.

world Updated: Apr 19, 2007 12:16 IST
IANS

Nigerian troops have killed 25 militants in a battle in Nigeria's northern state of Kano, the authorities said.

Police said the soldiers were still pursuing some of the militants fleeing from their base in Panshekara, a suburb of Kano.

Unidentified gunmen attacked the Panshekara police outpost in Kumbotso council area of Kano Tuesday and killed a police officer, his wife and 11 policemen.

The general elections started in Nigeria Saturday amid violence. About 28,000 candidates from 50 parties are in the fray.

First Published: Apr 19, 2007 12:14 IST