Fourteen Niger Soldiers Killed in Ambush by “Heavily Armed Terrorists”

The Soldiers were Escorting a Team to a Voter Registration Office

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Fourteen members of the Niger security forces were killed after being ambushed by “heavily armed terrorists” on Wednesday.

The attack happened in the southwestern village of Sanam as the officers were escorting a team to a voter registration office.

According to a statement released by the interior ministry, it is unknown how many of the assailants were killed.

The ministry also confirmed that the team was safely escorted back to Sanam.

The country’s security forces have been fighting armed groups allied with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL).

The armed groups have reportedly killed dozens of civilians and soldiers in West African countries.