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Three soldiers, 14 'terrorists' dead in Niger camp assault

Three soldiers, 14 'terrorists' dead in Niger camp assault

Country: 
Niger (the)
News Date: 
27/12/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Jihadist militants operate on Niger's northern borders with Mali and Libya, while its southeastern border with Nigeria is plagued by the Boko Haram group.

The statement added that the attackers had fled towards Mali after the battle at the Agando camp, which also left four soldiers and several attackers wounded.It came as armed men launched an attack Tuesday evening on another army post, also in Niger's west, according to a security source who could not give an immediate death toll.Tuesday's attack took place in the Inates area, the source said, adding that the situation was "under control" and reinforcements had been sent."The attackers came in their dozens, in small groups on motorcycles," and surrounded the camp, she said.