Terrorist Ambush in Niger Leaves at Least 15 Soldiers Dead

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Niamey, Aug 2, 2021, SPA -- At least 15 soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack on a military convoy in the West African country of Niger, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The soldiers were ambushed on Saturday in the Torodi region, near the border with Burkina Faso, a ministry statement read. Seven other troops were wounded and six more were missing, dpa reported.
The soldiers' situation worsened during the efforts to bring their wounded comrades to safety, as troops set off an explosive device buried by the assailants, according to the ministry.
--SPA
17:36 LOCAL TIME 14:36 GMT
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