Soldiers kill 30 terrorists in Niger

The terrorists were reportedly eliminated on Thursday, July 16, 2015, during an anti-insurgent raid.

Nigerien soldiers patrol on a bridge above the Komadougou Yobe river which separates Niger from Nigeria in Diffa, Niger, March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Soldiers in Niger have killed about 30 Boko Haram fighters along the border with Nigeria, security sources say.

The army launched the operation after gunmen suspected to be members of the sect killed about a dozen villagers on Wednesday.

“Our defence forces who are engaged in the operation inside Nigeria between the towns of Malam Fatori and Damasak, killed the insurgents on Thursday,” a security source, who chose to remain anonymous, told Reuters.

Boko Haram has intensified its attacks in recent times and has killed more than 500 people since May 30.

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