A Chadian army spokesman in said that eight Chadian soldiers were killed Wednesday in Lake Chad during clashes with Boko Haram jihadists, in which 48 members of the jihadi group were also killed, reports AP.
"Boko Haram terrorists attacked a military site in the town of Kaiga Kindji early Wednesday morning, the spokesman said, adding that the army had "strongly confronted" the attackers, killing eight Chadian soldiers and injuring 11 others.
Although Chad is less vulnerable than Nigeria to the Boko Haram attacks, it has recently been prone to attacks from the notoriously extremist group.
In the beginning of October, Boko Haram launched an attack on a camp in the town of Litry, four kilometers from the border with Nigeria in the Lake Chad region, killing one soldier.
Back in early September, six people, including two soldiers, were killed in a barbaric attack on the Chadian shore of Lake Chad while the army killed 17 jihadists.
The Chadian army is trying to crack down on jihadi Boko Haram who began their attacks in Chad in 2015.
The Nigerian army has intensified its operations in the Lake Chad area for several weeks, especially through air strikes targeting the Jihadi group, according to Nigerian military sources.