In Summary
  • Two soldiers were killed and five others wounded in a "terrorist" attack in southwest Niger.
  • It was the second such attack in the Dogondoutchi region

Niamey

Two soldiers were killed and five others wounded in a "terrorist" attack in southwest Niger, a region that until recently had been spared in jihadist raids, the interior ministry said Monday.

"A detachment of the security and defence forces (FDS) clashed Sunday with heavily armed terrorists in a valley near Dogon Kiria," the ministry statement said.

"Following intense combat the enemy was pushed back," it said, leaving two soldiers dead and five wounded, while the "enemy" casualties were not yet known.

It was the second such attack in the Dogondoutchi region which up to now had been spared raids by armed jihadist groups.

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