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Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Kills Five as Assault on Diffa Continues

© AFP 2023 / ISSOUF SANOGO / FILENigerien army patrolmen ride on vehicles in Ingall, northern Niger, on September 25, 2010
Nigerien army patrolmen ride on vehicles in Ingall, northern Niger, on September 25, 2010 - Sputnik International
At least five people were killed and at least 18 were injured after a Boko Haram suicide bomber attacked a market in the Nigerien town of Diffa, which Boko Haram has been unsuccessfully attacking since Friday.

Nigerien soldiers stand near a damaged building in an army base in Agadez, northern Niger on May 26, 2013 - Sputnik International
Boko Haram Attacks Niger Border Town, Repelled by Army
A Boko Haram bomb attack on the Niger border town of Diffa killed at least 5people after Niger's army repelled an attack by the group on Sunday, according to Reuters.

"We have carried five dead bodies out of the market. There are around 15 wounded, some of them in a serious condition," a local emergency services worker told the agency.

The attack took place several hours after the Nigerien army repelled a Boko Haram assault on the town at around 5 a.m. local time on Sunday, AP reported.

On Friday, neighboring Niger's armed forces claimed that 109 Boko Haram fighters were killed after the group attacked the country's border towns. The attack followed Niger's decision on Thursday to commit troops to the struggle against the group.

On Saturday, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad pledged to deploy 8,700 troops, police and civilian personnel in the struggle against Boko Haram.


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