Deadly attack on Niger army base

Government says 13 soldiers have been killed and 47 taken prisoner.

    Omar identified the place of the attack as "near Mount Tazarzat, by a water hole," an area approximately 2,000km from the capital Niamey.
     

    He declined to identify the attackers. Earlier in the week, officials said "bandits" were behind an attack on a Sahara airport.

     

    Aghali Alambo, commander of the Tuareg group known by its French acronym MNJ, said the attack on the security forces was meant as revenge "for the fact that the president continues to refer to us as bandits and drug traffickers".

    SOURCE: Agencies


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