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Terrorists Kill 22 Niger Soldiers At Refugee Camp For Malians

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Terrorists Kill 22 Niger Soldiers At Refugee Camp For Malians

boko haram kills 22 niger soldiers

Oct 7, 2016 – Terrorists Kill 22 Niger Soldiers At Refugee Camp For Malians

At least 22 soldiers were killed in Niger on Thursday when unknown assailants attacked a camp for Malian refugees, the West African nation’s Prime Minister, Brigi Rafini, said.

The attack targeted a camp in the village of Tassalit in Niger’s Tahoua region, around 525 km Northeast of Niamey.

“We received information of an attack on the camp in Tassalit.
“For the moment we are told there are 22 dead, but that is not a total death toll.
“The death toll could increase,” he said.

Rafini gave no further information concerning the suspected identities of the attackers or whether any civilians had been killed or wounded.

The camp’s residents are Malians who fled to neighbouring Niger after Islamist militants, some with links to al-Qaeda, seized Mali’s desert north in 2012.

A French-led military intervention drove back the insurgents a year later but violence is on the rise across the region’s arid Sahel band.

Niger’s small army is currently battling Boko Haram militants who launch raids across its Southern border from Nigeria while seeking to prevent an overflow of attacks from Mali.

There are also concerns that Islamic State fighters could be pushed onto its territory by a government offensive in Libya.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. D Hunter

    October 7, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    A great loss I must confess.

    Smh…

  2. fifelomo

    October 7, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    May the souls of the gallant soldiers rip.

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    October 7, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Pity!
    RIP to the dead!

  4. betty

    October 8, 2016 at 3:06 AM

    when will all this end. Rip to d dead.

  5. sam

    October 8, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Rip. too bad

  6. sola olaniyi

    October 10, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    may their souls rest in peace..

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