Two people killed by suspected Boko Haram mine blast in Niger

February 26, 2015 2:28 PM

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NIAMEY (Reuters) - Two people aboard a horse-driven cart were killed in Niger on Thursday when they ran over a mine thought to have been planted by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, security sources said.

As the armies of Niger, Chad and Cameroon step up the fight to contain Boko Haram within the militants' heartland of northeast Nigeria, they have responded with increasing landmine and roadside bomb attacks.

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