At least 16 soldiers died in Boko Haram attack in Niger

At least 16 soldiers were killed and nine others injured after hundreds of Boko Haram fighters attacked a military post in southeast Niger, the country's defense ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. 

About 50 attackers from the group were killed in the resulting combat in the country's Diffa region and significant quantities of weapons were recovered, the ministry added.

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