Five more died in traffic accidents during the intervention in response to the attack.
Seven soldiers were killed Thursday, September 28 in western Niger during an attack by suspected jihadists, the result of a coup, military-designate Defense Minister and General Salifou Mody announced in a press release. Five more died in a traffic accident while retaliating to the attack.
On Thursday in Tillaberi area, “A segment of Operation Almahau [antidjihadiste] Hundreds of terrorists were brutally attacked while on security duty in Kandaji.This was clarified in the press release, which mentioned the seven deceased soldiers “at war” And “A Tragic Traffic Accident” After. According to the document, seven people were injured and hospitalized.
A country wracked by jihadist violence
Motorcycles and weapons of attackers “destroyed in the Dijian region”, 20 km northeast of Ayoroo, in the same area, the minister said. “A search operation is currently underway to locate the enemy.”he added.
The ruling generals were the result of a coup on July 26. They justified their action by overthrowing the elected president, Mohamed Bassum “Deteriorating Security Situation” in the country.
Niger, in its southeast, faces jihadist violence from Boko Haram and its dissident offshoot Iswab (Islamic State in West Africa). To the west, where the Tillaberi region is located, the country has been undermined by similar violence in the so-called “three borders” zone between Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali.
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