Militant fighters killed
30 May, 2016, 12:00 am
NIAMEY – Security forces in Niger killed 12 fighters of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram who launched an attack in the southeastern region of Bosso close to the border with Nigeria, an army statement said.
Three members of the security forces were lightly wounded during Friday’s battle and government forces captured machine guns, rocket propelled grenade launchers and mobile telephones from the enemy, said army spokesman Colonel Moustapha Ledru.
Bosso is part of the Diffa region, which houses many refugees.