Niger says 29 soldiers killed in attack near Mali border
At least 29 Niger soldiers were killed in an attack by armed insurgents near the country's border with Mali, the West African nation's defence ministry
said in statement late on Monday.
"The provisional toll of the attack is as follows, 29 soldiers fell in battle and two were wounded," the statement, read on Niger national television, said, adding that several dozen assailants were killed.
The defence ministry did not say which group was responsible.
The attack is one of the deadliest since soldiers seized power in a military coup in the country in July.