Sixteen soldiers dead, six injured as gunmen ambush military patrol in southwest Niger

Unidentified gunmen have killed 16 soldiers and wounded six others in an ambush in southwest Niger, two security sources said on Sunday. The attack on an army patrol occurred on Saturday afternoon in the Tahoua region of the West African country, near where raids killed 137 civilians in March. It is unclear who carried out… Read More Sixteen soldiers dead, six injured as gunmen ambush military patrol in southwest Niger

Dozens dead as suspected Islamist militants attack villages in Niger

One hundred people were killed on Saturday in attacks on two villages in western Niger, Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said following one of deadliest days in recent memory for a country ravaged by Islamist violence. Rafini announced the death toll in remarks broadcast on national television on Sunday from a visit to the zone, near… Read More Dozens dead as suspected Islamist militants attack villages in Niger