Boko Haram attacks soldiers in Niger, wounds five: officials

February 6, 2015 1:39 PM

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Boko Haram attacks soldiers in Niger, wounds five: officials

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants clashed on Friday with soldiers in Niger, who were reinforcing border positions to fend off the insurgency that is spreading from Nigeria into neighboring states, officials in Niger said.

The fighting is taking place in the southeastern region of Diffa where Chad has sent hundreds of troops to help Niger take on Boko Haram at its long, porous border.

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