Nigerian troops rescued an additional 160 women and children from Boko Haram days after they found hundreds of other hostages, the military said Thursday.

“We are still working to verify the actual number of the rescued hostages, but I can say they include around 60 women and 100 children,” said army spokesman Sani Usman.

A female hostage and a soldier were killed during the rescue operation at Sambisa Forest, where the Islamist extremists operate from.

Troops are moving into other parts of the forest and have destroyed nine militant camps, the spokesman said.

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