By DALATOU MAMANE, Related Press
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A whole lot of Islamic militants attacked a navy outpost in southeastern Niger in a single day, killing 16 troopers and wounding no less than 9 others, the nation’s protection ministry stated Wednesday.
Extremists from the Boko Haram group focused the troopers close to the village of Baroua, not removed from the border with Chad.
“The terrorists, numbering a number of hundred, had come from Lake Chad and have been pushed again” by the navy, in response to an announcement from Niger’s nationwide protection ministry that stated 50 militants have been killed within the preventing.
The navy outpost was arrange close to the village of Baroua after residents who had fled violence within the space have been repatriated to their village final July after 5 years.
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Boko Haram and its breakaway faction often known as the Islamic State in West Africa Province have launched scores of assaults in Niger because the extremists began their insurgency in neighboring Nigeria in 2009.
Niger additionally faces mounting extremist violence alongside its borders with Mali and Burkina Faso within the west. A whole lot of civilians have been killed this yr alone in a sequence of massacres within the troubled area.
Related Press author Chinedu Asadu in Lagos, Nigeria contributed.
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