International

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Niger attack: SITE

Representation image.

Representation image.  

more-in

Tuesday’s attack in Inates in the western Tillaberi region was the deadliest on the military since the country’s Islamist militant violence began in 2015.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a military camp in Niger which left 71 military personnel dead, the SITE intelligence group said Thursday.

“The Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed credit for the deadly raid on the Inates military base in Niger,” SITE, which monitors jihadist media, said in a statement. It added that ISWAP said it had killed “over a hundred soldiers”.

Tuesday’s attack in Inates in the western Tillaberi region was the deadliest on Niger’s military since the country’s Islamist militant violence began in 2015.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jan 20, 2020 12:28:09 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/is-claims-responsibility-for-deadly-niger-attack-site/article30290262.ece

Next Story