Five Soldiers Killed In Niger Attack

Five soldiers killed in Niger attack

NIAMEY, Nov 8, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 08th Nov, 2016 ) - Five soldiers were killed and four were missing following an attack in southwest Niger close to the border with Mali on Tuesday, a security source told AFP.

"This terrorist attack against the area of Banibangou killed five soldiers, injured three and four others were reported missing," said the source, who requested anonymity.

Niger's long, porous borders make it vulnerable to the armed violence plaguing its neighbours.

A Niger official also confirmed the attack which happened around 4:00 am (0300 GMT). Twenty-two of Niger's soldiers were killed last month when armed men who had travelled from Mali launched an attack on a refugee camp in the western Niger town of Tazalit.