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Tuesday 20th March 2018

At Least 17 Niger Soldiers Killed in Ambush: Gov't Spokesperson

Counterterrorism & Security

7Dnews London

Wed, 15 May 2019 14:49 GMT

Gunmen killed at least 17 Nigerien troops in an ambush near the Malian border, and another 11 soldiers are missing, a government spokesperson Abdourahamane Zakaria said on Wednesday May 15th, according to Reuters.

The attack on Tuesday occurred near the town of Tongo Tongo, where fighters from an Isis affiliate killed four U S special forces and four Nigerien soldiers in an ambush in October 2017, Zakaria said without identify the perpetrators of the attack.


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