Terrorists kill 20 soldiers in Malian refugee camp attack
At least 20 soldiers have been killed in Niger in an attack on a camp for Malian refugees,.
Prime Minister Brigi Rafini told state TV the attack took place in the Western Tahoua region,.
Northern and Central Mali remain unstable nearly four years after France led a military intervention to drive out jihadists.
Three soldiers were also injured in the attack, and Prime Minister Rafini said the death toll could rise.
Last month, two refugees were killed when unidentified gunmen attacked a security post near Niger’s Tabarey-barey camp, which also houses Malian refugees.
Niger’s military is currently battling Boko Haram militants launching raids across the country’s southern border from Nigeria as well as attempting to prevent violence spilling over from Mali to the west.