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10 soldiers killed, four missing in Boko Haram attack in Niger

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FILE PHOTO: A Niger soldier guards with his weapon pointed towards the border with neighbouring Nigeria, near the town of Diffa, Niger, June 21, 2016. Picture taken June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Gnago/File Photo

NIAMEY, July 2 — Ten soldiers were killed and four were missing yesterday after an attack blamed on the jihadist group Boko Haram on a military position in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the defence ministry said.

“We have a provisional toll of 10 dead, four missing and three wounded,” defence ministry spokesman Abdoul-Aziz Toure told AFP, nearly a month after the last attacks attributed to the group killed six, shattering several months of calm in the troubled region.

The attack by “Boko Haram” had targeted Niger’s “army positions in Bla Brin, a village not far from the Lake Chad area, 40km from the town of N’Guigmi”, he added.

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