Death toll from Niger ambush rises to 28 soldiers killed: army


Death toll from Niger ambush rises to 28 soldiers killed: army
A Nigerian flag is seen outside Nigeria Trade Office after Nigerian request to Taiwan to relocate its representative office in the African country, in Taipei, Taiwan January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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The death toll from an ambush on Nigerian troops near the Mali border has risen to 28, an army spokesman said on Thursday.

The death toll from an ambush on Nigerian troops near the Mali border has risen to 28, an army spokesman said on Thursday.

The ambush occurred in a region where several jihadist groups are active, including an Islamic State affiliate.

 

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