Boko Haram Attack in Southern Niger Leaves Seven Police Dead

Boko Haram Islamist militants attacked a police camp in the southeastern Niger village of Ngagam, killing seven officers, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

The attack late Thursday came about two weeks after the worst raid this year by the Islamist insurgents in the West African nation left 26 soldiers dead in the town of Bosso, also in the southeast, and forced about 50,000 people to flee.

Niger’s southeastern Diffa region has been under a state of emergency since last year after Boko Haram started carrying out attacks in the country.

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