17 Niger soldiers killed, 20 injured in ambush by suspected terrorists

17 Niger soldiers killed, 20 injured in ambush by suspected terrorists

About 100 terrorists neutralized, 50 motorcycles destroyed during military operation launched in response to ambush near Malian border, says Defense Ministry

By Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu

KANO, Nigeria (AA) - At least 17 Niger army soldiers were killed and 20 others were injured in an ambush in a suspected terrorist attack, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

The Niger Armed Forces soldiers were ambushed on Tuesday while traveling between Boni and Torodi near Koutougou, the ministry said in a statement.

It added that 20 soldiers were wounded, six of them seriously, and were evacuated to the capital Niamey.

The ministry said approximately 100 terrorists were neutralized and 50 motorcycles were destroyed during a military operation launched in response to the ambush. A search operation is still underway, it added.

The government has expressed condolences to the families and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

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