Boko Haram Attacks Niger Army Base, Defense Ministry Says

April 26, 2015 9:53 AM

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Niger's defense ministry says suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked an army base on the island of Karamga in Lake Chad.

A ministry statement read Saturday night on state television did not provide casualty figures. A military source in the region, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, said the army may have suffered "heavy losses."

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