Niamey, Fifty fighters from Boko Haram were killed in an overnight clash in the south-east of Niger, the government said.

The Defense Ministry said armed terrorists, riding in about 20 vehicles, attacked a military post in Toummour, in Diffa region.

The assailants were repelled, the ministry said, giving a provisional toll of one soldier wounded and 50 Boko Haram fighters killed.

Reinforcements from the Special Intervention Battalion joined the chase to the shores of Lake Chad, the ministry said.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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