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United States confirms attack on joint patrol in Niger

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DAKAR (Reuters) – A joint patrol of U.S. and Niger troops came under attack in southwest Niger on Wednesday, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command confirmed after Radio France International (RFI) reported a lethal ambush near the Niger/Mali border. “We can confirm reports that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger,” said a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command. He did not comment on RFI’s report that several U.S. soldiers had died in the attack.

(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by James Dalgleish)
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