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Six Niger Soldiers And 10 Suspected Terrorists Killed In Ambush1 min read

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Six soldiers from Niger and ten suspected terrorists lost their lives in a harrowing clash on Sunday in the western region of the country.

In two separate attacks, jihadists have killed 32 people, including 25 herders, in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state. Image by

Six Niger soldiers and 10 “terrorists” were killed on Sunday during fighting in the west of the country, authorities said.

Suspected jihadists on motorbikes ambushed the troops near the western town of Sanam on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the National Guard High Command.

Sanam is in the Tillaberi tri-border area where Niger meets Mali and Burkina Faso, a region where jihadist attacks are common.

On August 9, five soldiers were killed in an attack in the same area, according to the military regime that has been in power since the overthrow of President Mohamed Bazoum on July 26.

Coup leader General Abdourahamane Tiani has justified the overthrow of Bazoum by referring to the “deteriorating security situation” in the country.

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