Unknown assailants killed at least 22 soldiers in Niger on Thursday in an attack on a Malian refugee camp, according to the Nigerien Prime Minister Brigi Rafini.
The militants targeted a military post near the camp in the village of Tassalit in the Tahoua region, located some 320 miles northeast of Niamey, Niger’s capital.
“We received information of an attack on the camp in Tassalit.
NIAMEY (Reuters) - At least five people were killed when militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist group attacked a village in southwestern Niger, two Niger military officers said on Thursday.
Prime Minister says death toll expected to rise after unknown assailants attack camp for refugees who fled Mali unrest.
The Defense Ministry says an assailant in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire, killing a U.S. soldier and an American civilian. Also, a new report finds child casualties are rising in the conflict.
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Gunmen who killed 22 soldiers at a refugee camp in Niger on Thursday did not harm any of the nearly 4,000 Malian refugees sheltering there, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.