Niger troops say find mass grave outside town taken from Boko Haram

March 20, 2015 1:10 PM

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NIAMEY (Reuters) - Troops from Chad and Niger have discovered what appears to be a mass grave outside the northern Nigerian town of Damasak, liberated from the Islamist group Boko Haram at the weekend, Niger military sources said on Friday.

The sources said investigations were underway to establish the number of bodies and that they were awaiting the arrival of Nigerian authorities to take charge of the operation.

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