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30 soldiers killed as Boko Haram recaptures Nigerien town

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According to a military source, militant group, Boko Haram has recaptured the town of Bosso in the south-eastern part of Niger in West Africa after clashes with soldiers form Niger and Nigeria which took place overnight.

The overnight attack occurred near the Nigerian border and it claimed the life of 30 soldiers form Niger and two from Nigeria.

It has been described as the deadliest assault in Niger by the group since April 2015, when at least 74 people, including 28 civilians, were killed at the Lake Chad island of Karamga.

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The Nigerien troops retook Bosso by Saturday morning, the defense ministry said.

But Bosso Mayor, Mamadou Bako, said they lost control again on Sunday night with a military source in Diffa confirming the takeover.

Bosso is part of the Diffa region near Lake Chad, where Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria and Niger meet.

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