Boko Haram base bombed by Niger air force

Striking its deadliest blow in eight months, Niger’s air force bombed a Boko Haram base in the south-east of the West African country.

Security sources were quoted to have said that over 20 militants were arrested in the course of the attack of Thursday.

Niger government forces were reported to have gone after the insurgents following the recent death of a soldier.

The Nigerien soldier died after a military vehicle was blown up by the Boko Haram insurgents, near Lake Chad on Monday.

“Our air forces destroyed this nest, but we do not yet have an official death toll,” a military officer was quoted to have said.

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