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  • Three US soldiers Killed In Niger

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    Agencies (Qasioun) - Three Green Berets were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger near the Mali-Niger border when a joint US-Nigerien patrol was attacked Wednesday, officials told CNN.

     

    Two administration officials said the wounded US troops had been evacuated to the capital, Niamey, and would soon be moved to Germany. They were described by the officials as being in a "stable condition." The bodies of the three killed also were evacuated.

     

    Five Nigerien soldiers also were killed in the attack, according to a Nigerien security official.

     

    The officials cautioned that this was still an early assessment. The Green Berets were part of a team advising and assisting local forces when they were attacked.

     

    A US defense official told CNN that operations were underway in the area to locate the attackers.

     

    US Africa Command confirmed in a statement Thursday morning that three US service members were killed in the attack and said the names were being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

     

    Source: CNN

    Agencies (Qasioun) - Three Green Berets were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger near the Mali-Niger border when a joint US-Nigerien patrol was attacked Wednesday, officials told CNN.

     

    Two administration officials said the wounded US troops had been evacuated to the capital, Niamey, and would soon be moved to Germany. They were described by the officials as being in a "stable condition." The bodies of the three killed also were evacuated.

     

    Five Nigerien soldiers also were killed in the attack, according to a Nigerien security official.

     

    The officials cautioned that this was still an early assessment. The Green Berets were part of a team advising and assisting local forces when they were attacked.

     

    A US defense official told CNN that operations were underway in the area to locate the attackers.

     

    US Africa Command confirmed in a statement Thursday morning that three US service members were killed in the attack and said the names were being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

     

    Source: CNN

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