Unidentified Aircraft Bombs Niger Funeral

February 18, 2015 9:48 PM

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An unidentified plane bombed a funeral ceremony in a village on the Niger-Nigeria border, killing at least 36 mourners, Niger's army said Wednesday.

Tuesday's strike came amid Niger's involvement in a growing regional offensive against Nigerian Boko Haram fighters, who have waged a brutal six-year insurgency that has killed over 13,000 people. Niger, Chad and Cameroon have suffered attacks in recent weeks, amid their bid to stop the armed group.

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