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11 Missing Niger Soldiers Found Dead after Gunmen Killed 17

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7Dnews London - AFP

Thu, 16 May 2019 02:39 GMT

The bodies of 11 missing Niger soldiers have been discovered after an ambush by armed men killed 17 of their colleagues on patrol near the Mali border, security sources said.

"We have confirmation that the dead bodies of the eleven missing soldiers have been found, bringing the death toll to 28," a source said late Wednesday, May 15th.

The military patrol was ambushed on Tuesday, May 14th, near the village of Tongo Tongo in the western Tillaberi region, AFP reported.

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