Around 25 dead in Boko Haram raid in Niger and clashes with army
Nigerien special forces prepare to fight Boko Haram - REUTERS

NIAMEY:  Around 25 people were killed on Wednesday in a Boko Haram attack on a village in southern Niger and subsequent clashes between the Islamist militants and the army, Niger military officials said.

Fighters from the Nigerian militant group killed five civilians in their initial attack on the village located in the West African nation’s Bosso district. Niger soldiers drove back the militants, killing around 20 of them, the officers said.

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