KABUL: (Middle East Press) At least five people have been killed following a bomb explosion in Niger’s southern border town of Diffa amid growing Boko Haram violence in the region.
According to reports the incident took place when a bomber detonated explosives near a market on Sunday after the army repelled an assault by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants on the border region.
“There was fighting between security forces and Boko Haram fighters who tried to enter the town,” a military source said, adding, “Fighting is taking place around the bridge at Doutchi. There are many dead.”
Boko Haram terrorist group, which is considered the biggest security threat in Nigeria, has also conducted attacks in the neighboring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger.