Niger soldiers repel Boko Haram attack on prison

February 9, 2015 11:22 AM

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NIAMEY (Reuters) - Fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist sect attacked a prison over the border in Niger overnight, but were repelled, a military source there said on Monday.

The assault was the third on the Niger border town of Diffa in four days and comes as lawmakers in Niger are due to vote on whether to join a regional offensive against the militants.

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