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Fifty Boko Haram Militants Killed in Niger

Saudi Press Agency

Wednesday 1441/7/23 - 2020/03/18

Niamey, Mar 18, 2020, SPA -- Fifty fighters from Boko Haram were killed in an overnight clash in the south-east of Niger, the government said.

The Defense Ministry said armed terrorists, riding in about 20 vehicles, attacked a military post in Toummour, in Diffa region.

The assailants were repelled, the ministry said, giving a provisional toll of one soldier wounded and 50 Boko Haram fighters killed.

Reinforcements from the Special Intervention Battalion joined the chase to the shores of Lake Chad, the ministry said.

--SPA
18:46 LOCAL TIME 15:46 GMT
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