Suspected Islamists kill 25 soldiers in Niger -government

Niger soldiers gather as the prepare to guard towards the border with neighbouring Nigeria, near the town of Diffa, Niger, June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

NIAMEY (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist militants killed 25 soldiers and wounded six others in an attack on an army post in west Niger near its border with Mali on Thursday, the government said.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack on the post at Chinagodrar, about 130 miles (209 km) north of the capital Niamey.

But it coincides with a…

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