Nigerian security forces have rescued 17 of the hundreds of students abducted by the terrorist group Boko Haram. He was rescued in an operation on Tuesday, but two other students died. Qatar-based Al Jazeera reports.

On Friday night at local time, automatic gunmen attacked motorcycles at a government science secondary school in Kankra district of Katsina province in northwestern Nigeria. Several students, on the scene, fled into the nearby forests built by the police. However, more than three hundred students are missing. The Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the kidnapping in a voice message on Tuesday.

Katina province governor Aminu Masari told a local radio station, एक A large proportion of the abducted students are in the Jamphara forest in the neighboring province. Efforts are being made to protect them.

Catsina police spokesman Jumbo Isa said a security guard was shot during the rescue operation. Additional members of the security forces have been deployed to rescue the remaining students.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Sheku claimed responsibility for the abduction on Tuesday. In 2014, the group kidnapped hundreds of female students from the Nigerian city of Chibuk.

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