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Tears As Over 20 Nigerian Soldiers Are BOMBED To Death

The Army has again suffered heavy casualties as no  fewer than twenty-two soldiers have been reportedly killed in an attack probably carried out by jihadists, on a camp in Niger,  a security official told AFP on Friday.

“Some 30 to 40 heavily armed men speaking in Tuareg carried out the attack (on Thursday), killing 22 soldiers in a camp where Malian refugees are being sheltered,” the official said. The UN refugee agency confirmed the death toll.
“Some 30 to 40 heavily armed men speaking in Tuareg carried out the attack, killing 22 soldiers,” the official, who asked not to be named, told AFP.
He said the attack was “probably carried out by jihadists.”
Confirming the incident , a security official said assailants “headed directly to the camp’s security post and machine-gunned the soldiers who were having lunch,” the security official added.
They left two hours later after seizing three vehicles, including an ambulance, as well as weapons, food and clothing.

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