5 killed by bomb in Niger town after army repels Boko Haram

February 8, 2015 1:12 PM

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DIFFA, Niger (REUTERS) - At least five people were killed when a bomber struck a market in the town of Diffa in southeastern Niger on Sunday, after the army repelled an attack by Nigerian militant group Boko Haram on the border settlement.

It was the second attack by Boko Haram in three days on Niger's southern border region, where some 2,500 Chadian troops have gathered ahead of a planned military offensive by regional powers against the Islamist group.

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