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Boko Haram’s Attack On Nigerien Military Base Leaves 12 Soldiers Dead



Twelve Nigerien soldiers have lost their lives after a group of Boko Haram fighters launched an attack on their military post.

The attack occured in Niger’s Diffa region, which has been the scene of recent clashes with armed fighters.

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Ten soldiers were also reported injured in a statement issued by Niger’s Defence Ministry said in a statement.

The statement also added that the army gunned down at least seven of the attackers.

The base is some 20km northeast of Diffa town near Lake Chad where the borders of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria converge.

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Several violent clashes have placed the army against armed fighters in the region since the start of May.

Last week, Niger said more than 70 Boko Haram fighters were killed in the southeast of the country across the border to Nigeria.    

Boko Haram launched its insurgency in north-east Nigeria some ten years ago. It sought to overthrow the Nigerian democracy and replace it with sharia law.

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The group’s deadly activities have claimed more than 36,000 lives since and displaced nearly two million people in the country.

Boko Haram seeks to impose the strictest form of sharia law on Nigeria