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Nigeria's military: Troops free 338 captives in raids on Boko Haram camps in northeast forest

  • FILE - In this Saturday May 2, 2015 file photo, women and children rescued by Nigeria soldiers from Islamist extremists at Sambisa forest arrive at a camp for displaced people in Yola, Nigeria.  Nigeria's military says troops freed 338 captives, mainly children and women, in raids on Boko Haram camps in northeast Nigeria. Nigeria's Defense Headquarters says 30 militants of the Islamic extremist group were killed io Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015 in attacks on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday May 2, 2015 file photo, women and children rescued by Nigeria soldiers from Islamist extremists at Sambisa forest arrive at a camp for displaced people in Yola, Nigeria. Nigeria's military says troops freed 338 captives, mainly children and women, in raids on Boko Haram camps in northeast Nigeria. Nigeria's Defense Headquarters says 30 militants of the Islamic extremist group were killed io Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015 in attacks on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, April. 8, 2015, Nigerian soldiers man a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says troops freed 338 captives, mainly children and women, in raids on Boko Haram camps in northeast Nigeria. Nigeria's Defense Headquarters says 30 militants of the Islamic extremist group were killed on Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015 in attacks on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, April. 8, 2015, Nigerian soldiers man a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says troops freed 338 captives, mainly children and women, in raids on Boko Haram camps in northeast Nigeria. Nigeria's Defense Headquarters says 30 militants of the Islamic extremist group were killed on Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015 in attacks on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Nigerian soldiers man a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says troops freed 338 captives, mainly children and women, in raids on Boko Haram camps in northeast Nigeria. Nigeria's Defense Headquarters says 30 militants of the Islamic extremist group were killed on Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015 in attacks on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi, File)

    FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Nigerian soldiers man a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says troops freed 338 captives, mainly children and women, in raids on Boko Haram camps in northeast Nigeria. Nigeria's Defense Headquarters says 30 militants of the Islamic extremist group were killed on Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015 in attacks on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi, File)  (The Associated Press)

Nigeria's military says troops freed 338 captives, mainly children and women, in raids on Boko Haram camps in northeast Nigeria.

Nigeria's Defense Headquarters says 30 militants of the Islamic extremist group were killed in Tuesday's attacks on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest.

A military statement on social media says troops separately ambushed and killed four suspects who were on a suicide bombing mission in northeastern Adamawa state.

The military posted photographs of several guns and ammunition recovered, along with images of bodies of alleged insurgents.

Nigerian troops have rescued hundreds of Boko Haram captives this year but none of the 219 girls kidnapped from a school in Chibok. Their mass abduction in April 2014 sparked international outrage against the militants.