Thursday, May 23, 2013

Suicide Bombers Kill 20 Soldiers In Niger Republic


Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), an Islamic group which claims to be committed to the enforcement of Shariah law in West Africa, has claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing attack this morning at the Nigerian/Niger border in which over 20 Nigerien soldiers were killed.

A journalist in transit in the area told SaharaReporters that the terrorists also injured about 15 other soldiers, while four of their own were killed.

The terrorists struck in a military barracks in Agades, one of the major cities in Niger Republic, while another group belonging to the same group struck in a uranium plant in Arlit.

According to the journalists, the suicide bombers arrived in a bomb-laden car and forced their way into the military facility.

The journalist also said that more Nigerian troops have been deployed to the Niger-Nigerian border since yesterday, and that today’s bombings may also alert the Nigerian authorities to further strengthen the security situation.
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