"security Forces are searching through an area in the region of Tillaberi in western Niger, where at least 17 soldiers were killed in an armed ambush on Tuesday. Eleven soldiers are missing after the attack, which took place in the vicinity of the village of Tongo Tongo at the border with Mali."
"Several people were injured also. A military vehicle hit an explosive device in connection with the attack, according säkerhetskällor."
"The injured soldiers have been brought to the capital Niamey, where they are cared for in the hospital."
"the Place of ambush is in the same region where four u.s. and five nigerian soldiers were killed in a jihadistattack in October 2017."
"In Niger, as well as in Chad and Cameroon, is recurring attacks from terrorrörelsen Boko Haram, which is waging a bloody guerrilla war in the neighboring country of Nigeria and regularly carry out attacks and bombings against the civilian population."
"the Conflict has claimed over 27 000 lives and driven about 1.8 million people on the run."