Fighters in several trucks fitted with machine guns attacked a military position in Mainok village, 56 kilometres (35 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, they said on Wednesday
Unidentified assailants killed 38 soldiers during the Sept. 30 attacks, among the heaviest losses for Mali's army this year as it struggles to repel increasingly brazen raids by militant groups, some with links to Al Qaeda and Daesh.
On Thursday the Syrian government agreed to a truce in the northwestern region of Idlib on condition that a Turkish-Russian buffer-zone deal is implemented, according to state news agency SANA.
A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death on Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe
The patrol on the M4 highway in Idlib province was the result of a March 5 ceasefire accord between Moscow and Ankara, which back opposing sides in Syria's nine-year war. The ceasefire has largely held since then.
Several soldiers were injured and some others taken captive by the militants, the two officers said. A spokesman for the Nigerian army told the media that he was unable to comment on the reported attack.
More than 300 armed rebels took part in the attack on a police commando patrol in the jungles of Sukma district of Chhattisgarh state in central India, police superintendent Shalab Sinha told the media.
"Two Boko Haram bombers blew themselves up at around 8pm" in the attack on Amchide, on the border with Nigeria, a policeman said on Monday, while a local official said a village chief and two teenagers were among the dead.
"National security received intelligence about terrorist elements hiding out in a home in Bir Al Abed, where they were planning to launch hostile operations," the ministry said in a statement.