Seven Nigerien soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in two separate attacks by Boko Haram Islamists over the past week, the army has said.
The two attacks took place in the southeastern Diffa region near the border with Nigeria, according to a military statement released late on Tuesday.
Five of them were killed in an ambush on Monday morning carried out by “members of the Boko Haram terrorist group” which also left six others wounded.
In an earlier incident on September 8, two soldiers were killed and another two wounded when their patrol vehicle went over “an improvised explosive device”, the statement said.
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