120 terrorists killed in Niger military operation

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120 terrorists killed in Niger military operation

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:42 PM, 22 February 2020  

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A joint operation by Nigerien and French troops killed 120 terrorists and seized bomb-making equipment and vehicles in southwest Niger, the country’s defense ministry said on Friday.

120 terrorists have been killed in the operation in the vast Tillaberi region near the border with Mali and Burkina Faso. There had been no losses among Nigerien or French troops, the statement said.

The statement also said that Niger’s Defence Minister, Issoufou Katambe, praised the operation against terrorism.

Earlier, 174 Nigerian soldiers were killed in terrorist attacks in December and January. Since then, the country’s authorities have banned motorbike traffic, keeping the market closed, in addition to increasing safety restrictions in the Tilbury area.

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