Abuja, Dec 12: At least 71 Nigerien soldiers have been killed in a terrorist attack on a military camp in the Tillaberi region, according to the defence ministry.
In a televised statement, a ministry spokesman said "a substantial number of terrorists were neutralised" in Tuesday's attack which also left 12 military personnel wounded and others missing, Al Jazeera reported. President Mahamadou Issoufou cut short a trip to Egypt to return home following the "tragedy" at the base in Inates, near the border with Mali.
No group has taken responsibility for the attack. (UNI)