Seven soldiers killed by Boko Haram
Seven Niger soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in two separate attacks by Boko Haram Islamists over the past week, the army said. The two attacks took place in the southeastern Diffa region near the border with Nigeria. Five of them were killed in an ambush on September 12 which also left six others wounded. On September 8, two soldiers were killed and another two wounded when their patrol vehicle went over an “improvised explosive device”.