soldiers killed in Niger

Niger: 12 soldiers killed during clash with jihadists

At least 12 Nigerien soldiers have been killed in a clash between them and jihadists in the southwest of the country, a government official announced on Sunday.

The official said dozens of militants had also been killed.

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Militants linked to the Islamic State group have been blamed for a wave of attacks in the Sahel region of West Africa in recent years.

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