Islamic militancy

A 2015 file photo shows Nigerien soldiers patrolling on a road between Diffa and Bosso, a region plagued by deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. Photo: AFP

Ambushers kill three US commandos in Niger

Military operations were underway on Thursday near Niger’s border with Mali the day after an attack by unidentified assailants which killed three members of the US Army Special Forces and five Nigerien soldiers, security sources said.