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Alleged ISIS attacks in Niger have killed 100 civilians and injured several others

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

 Alleged ISIS attacks in Niger have killed 100 civilians and injured several others



  • Two alleged ISIS attacks near the Mali border in the African country of Niger have killed 100 civilians and injured several others.
  • A statement from Niger's prime minister said two villages near the Mali border in the western part of the country were attacked on Saturday.
  • According to the Prime Minister of Niger, 70 civilians were killed in the attack on the village of Kombango and 30 in the attack on the village of Zarumdare.
  • The prime minister did not name those responsible for the attack, but said al-Qaeda and ISIS-linked terrorist attacks had been carried out in Niger before.
  • Local officials say the attackers belonged to the suspected militant group Boko Haram, which came from neighboring Nigeria across the border.


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