NIAMEY: Five villagers were killed and two others wounded in a Boko Haram attack in eastern Niger, the first in three months carried out there by the extremist group, a local governor said Saturday.
Governor of the Diffa border region, Dan Dano Mahaman Laouali, told Niger public radio the attack took place on Friday.
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Tens of thousands of Nigeriens fled the region in June after Boko Haram attacked a military post in Bosso, a town in Niger near the border with Nigeria and Chad, killing 26 soldiers.
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Boko Haram is headquartered across the border in northeastern Nigeria and seeks to carve out an emirate and impose a strict interpretation of Islamic law.
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