Attack on Military Base in Niger Leaves 25 Killed

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – A military base, located around 209 kilometers north of Niger capital city of Niamey, was under attack by unidentified militants on Thursday, media reported. The attack on the military base left 25 servicemen of Niger and 63 assailants dead while six soldiers were injured, the local defense ministry said as quoted by AFP. “The response with the combined air support of the Niger air force and partners made it possible to strike and rout the enemy outside our boundaries,” Spokesperson Colonel Souleymane Gazobi added