Map of Niger locating attack on Malian refugee camp in Tazalit, allegedly by jihadists. (AFP)
DW: Niger soldiers killed in attack on refugee camp
Unknown assailaints have opened fire on security forces guarding a camp for Malians fleeing militants in their own country. Niger is beset by extremists flowing over its borders from several neighboring countries.
More than 20 soldiers were killed on Thursday when gunmen attacked a refugee camp for displaced Malians, Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said.
"We received information of an attack on the camp in Tassalit. For the moment we are told there are 22 dead, but that is not a total death toll," said Rafini in an address broadcast on state-run television. "The death toll could increase."
The prime minister did not comment on who could have carried out the attack or what their motive may have been.
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