Mine Kills Six Niger Soldiers

Nigerien soldiers are part of an international force fighting Boko Haram.

Nigerien soldiers are part of an international force fighting Boko Haram.

Nigerien soldiers are part of an international force fighting Boko Haram.

At least six Niger Soldiers were killed on patrol when their vehicle hit a mine in the Diffa region- frequently attacked by Boko Haram militants from neighbouring Nigeria, officials said. “An army vehicle ran over a mine causing deaths and injuries but we do not have the exact figures,” Abari El Hadj Daouda, the mayor of Kabalewa town where the incident happened said. Local media reported that six soldiers were killed, with five to seven others wounded. The UN said there were at least 74 attacks last year by Boko Haram Islamists in the region.

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