Chadian army says 3 killed, 14 wounded in Boko Haram attacks on soldiers

The Chadian military says at least three soldiers are dead and 14 others have been wounded in a series of attacks blamed on Islamic militants.

Col. Azem Abouna Bermandoua blamed the violence early Sunday on the Nigeria-based militant group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram militants have been stepping up their attacks this year inside the neighboring countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon after those countries agreed to help the Nigerian military in its fight against the extremists.

The Chadian military said the army's headquarters in Bohama were attacked early Sunday by three suicide bombers. At the same time, an army station in Kaiga Kidjiria also came under attack from militants.

Authorities said 16 jihadists were killed during the violence that ensued.