15 Boko Haram fighters were reportedly killed and 20 others arrested by the Nigerien Defense and Security Forces (FDS) during different clashes that occurred between June 18 to 23 in Diffa’s region near the Nigerian border in Niger State.

An official source said that after an attack by Boko Haram on June 17 in Gueskerou, Niger, FDS launched ground and air operations in the area.

The spokesman for Niger’s Defense Ministry, Moustapha Ledru, has confirmed that 15 terrorists have been killed, 20 others arrested, one armoured vehicle recovered and 20 motorcycles destroyed during the operation.

The spokesman reveals that there were no injuries on the part of the army.

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