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14 Nigerien soldiers killed in ambush

By AFP
26 December 2019   |   5:34 pm
Fourteen troops were killed when "heavily-armed terrorists" ambushed a convoy in the western Niger region of Tillaberi, the interior ministry said Thursday. "After a fierce battle... seven police and seven national guards were killed" Wednesday, it said in a statement, adding that security forces had been escorting a team to carry out election registration in…

Fourteen troops were killed when “heavily-armed terrorists” ambushed a convoy in the western Niger region of Tillaberi, the interior ministry said Thursday.

“After a fierce battle… seven police and seven national guards were killed” Wednesday, it said in a statement, adding that security forces had been escorting a team to carry out election registration in the district of Sanam.

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