Deadly Attack in Niger: 17 Soldiers Killed in Islamist Militant Ambush.
A tragic incident has unfolded in Niger as the defence ministry reports that at least 17 soldiers lost their lives in a brutal attack carried out by Islamist militants. Additionally, around 20 soldiers were wounded in the ambush, which occurred in the Tillabéri region near the Burkina Faso border.
In response to the attack, the military managed to eliminate more than 100 attackers as they tried to flee the scene. The government expressed in a statement that the swift and effective response from the military helped counter the enemy.
As the nation mourns, the government conveyed their heartfelt condolences to the families affected by this tragedy.
Disturbingly, this marks the seventh assault on the country’s armed forces within the span of three weeks since the military orchestrated a coup to overthrow the government in Niamey. The coup has been justified by Niger’s army citing the ongoing jihadist insurgency.