Niger declares three days of mourning after 89 soldiers killed in attack on military base

Posted In: News Date:Jan 13th, 2020

The Niger government has declared three days of national mourning after 89 soldiers were killed in an attack on a military base, a government spokesman said.

The attack happened on Thursday when heavily armed militants attacked an army outpost in Chinagodrar in the country's west, near the border of Mali, government spokesman Abdourahame Zakari said in a statement Sunday.
Niger's flag will also be flown at half-staff throughout the territory as the country mourns the troops killed in the raid.
President Mahamadou Issoufou sent his "deepest condolences" to the victims' families and wished those wounded in the attack a speedy recovery.


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