Boko Haram attack in southeastern Niger kills 32 soldiers

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    NIAMEY, June 4 (Reuters) - Thirty Nigerien soldiers and two 
Nigerian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on Friday 
night against the southeastern town of Bosso, close to the 
border with Nigeria, Niger's defence ministry said on Saturday.  
    "On Friday, hundreds of assailants of Boko Haram attacked" 
the position of the army of Bosso, the ministry said in a 
statement.  
    "The counter-offensive conducted early this morning helped 
to retake control of all the positions in the city of Bosso. The 
situation is under control", it added.  
 
 (Reporting by Boureima Balima; Writing by Marine Pennetier; 
Editing by Greg Mahlich) 
  
 
Keywords: NIGERIA SECURITY/NIGER  
     
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