IS claims responsibility for attack on Nigerian army base

DAKAR (Reuters) – ISIS affiliate in West Africa on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on a military base in Niger last week, which killed at least 89 Nigerien soldiers, a statement said. translated by the SITE Intelligence Group.

ISIS’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) said in a statement that its fighters killed 100 soldiers and injured an unknown number during the raid last Thursday on the base of the city of Chinagodrar, near the Malian border.

Aaron Ross report; Editing by Edward McAllister

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