May 16, 2019 / 8:24 AM / in 2 months

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

NIAMEY (Reuters) - The death toll from an ambush on Nigerien 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.

Reporting by Moussa Aksar; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Gareth Jones

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