At least 32 soldiers, from Niger and neighbouring Nigeria, were killed, following clashes with Boko Haram militants, in the country’s southeast.
Thirty Nigerien troops and two Nigerian soldiers have been killed in clashes with Boko Haram militants in southeastern Niger, the country’s defence ministry has said.
It reported that “hundreds of assailants” attacked a military post in the southeastern town of Bosso, on the Nigerian border, late on Friday night.
A counter-offensive, on Saturday morning, allowed government troops to retake all positions in Bosso, the ministry said. It added there were several dead and injured “on the enemy’s side”.