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At least fifteen Niger soldiers killed in terror attack near the border with Mali

At least fifteen Niger soldiers killed in terror attack near the border with Mali

 Affected Countries: niger; mali;

Niger’s government says that an ambush on a military patrol near Niger’s border with Mali killed 16 Niger soldiers and left one missing.

The government statement said the patrol was returning from a security mission near the border with Mali in Tillia in the northern part of Niger’s Tahoua region when it was attacked by a band of men riding motorcycles on Saturday evening.

Six other soldiers were wounded in the ambush. Niger’s military also said it intercepted a group of suspected extremists Friday night, killing at least 24 who were preparing to attack Baibangou, a village about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of the capital, Niamey.

Source: WKOW

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