The Multinational Joint Task Force, comprising soldiers from several African countries, says it has "inflicted the heaviest loss in six months" on Daesh in Lake Chad area.
Nigeria counts votes in closely-fought presidential election even as voting continues in some units where polling opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned.
Military sources said the attack targeted the Forward Operation Base in Ngwom village, some 14 km north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the village of Mailari in the Guzamala region of Borno. The strike is the latest blow to Nigeria's efforts to defeat insurgencies in the restive country.
At least 11 people died on Wednesday in a suicide bomber attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, no one has so far claimed responsibility.
Residents of Magumeri town in Northeast Nigeria say they fled to a nearby forest as the militants came in firing randomly and lobbing explosive devices.
Disputes over grazing and water rights have persisted between the indigenous Bachama farmers and settler Fulani herders in Nigeria.
The attacker mingled with worshippers at a mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi and blew himself up towards the end of the morning prayers.
Cameroon's semi-arid Far North region has been a target of Boko Haram suicide bombings and raids for eight years as the insurgency spilled over the border from Nigeria, killing 20,000 and uprooting nearly 3 million in the Lake Chad region.
Three female suicide bombers attacked an NGO's aid distribution point in northeast Nigeria. The strike is suspected to be done by Boko Haram.
UN study concludes militancy in Africa mainly driven by poverty, marginalisation and bad governance – not religion – after interviewing former militants.
At least three women suspected to be from Boko Haram detonated their explosives at a camp for displaced people in northeastern Borno state.
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