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Boko Haram militants kill 5 in Niger

By on June 25, 2015

Suspected Boko Haram militants riding on motorbikes and horseback attacked a village in southern Niger overnight, killing at least five people, two security sources said on Wednesday.

The attack follows a night-time raid blamed on the Nigerian Islamist group that killed 38 people in the same region near Niger’s southern border last week.

In a statement read on state-owned radio late on Wednesday, the defence ministry said Nigerien forces had killed 15 Boko Haram fighters between June 18 and 23 and taken another 20 prisoners.

Despite a regional military operation to beat back Boko Haram, southern Niger has been attacked dozens of times this year.

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