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Niger troops kill 280 plus Boko Haram fighters

Troops and air strikes killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants since the Niger government started an operation against the group last week, the defence ministry said.

Successful Niger joint operation against militants

French and Nigerien troops killed around 15 Islamist militants in a joint air and ground operation in south west Niger, France’s armed forces and defence ministry said.

Girls kidnapped in Niger

Armed men kidnapped 15 girls overnight in south-eastern Niger, a local mayor said.

Niger well attack leaves eight dead

Armed men killed eight people in a late night attack on French drilling company Foraco’s water well site in south-eastern Niger.

Germany donates vehicles to Niger

The German government has donated 53 vehicles to Niger’s military as part of efforts to enhance the African nation’s military capabilities.

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