Dozens killed in bombing of Niger village; official blames Nigeria

February 18, 2015 9:50 PM

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NIAMEY (Reuters) - At least 36 civilians were killed when a military plane bombed a funeral party in a Niger border village, the government said, in an incident its deputy mayor blamed on the Nigerian air force.

The air crew was likely to have mistaken the villagers, who had gathered near a mosque, for Boko Haram militants, Niger military sources in the nearby town of Bosso said.

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