Ten dead after mosque attack by female suicide bombers in Niger

05 June 2018 - 13:34 By Reuters
Three female suicide bombers blew up a mosque in Diffa, Niger on June 5 2018. File Photo.
Three female suicide bombers blew up a mosque in Diffa, Niger on June 5 2018. File Photo.
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Three female suicide bombers blew up a mosque overnight in Niger's southeastern city of Diffa, killing 10 worshipers who had gathered after the breaking their Ramadan fast, an army spokesman said.

The area around Diffa, close to Lake Chad and the borders with Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon, has been plagued by two factions of militant group Boko Haram, which have been fighting to establish an Islamic state in the region.



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