Niger army killed 33 Boko Haram militants and seized their vehicles and weapons in an operation in the Lake Chad region.
According the army sources, the offensive actions carried out on Tuesday inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. Thirty-three militants were killed while there were no losses on the army’s side.
A vehicle up-armored to be used as a suicide vehicle bomb was destroyed, while two other vehicles, two motorcycles, a 120-mm mortar, 10 AK-47 assault rifles, two 60mm shells and 3,736 rounds of all calibers were confiscated.
The operation began on Saturday, a day after seven police and 38 militants were killed near Gueskerou in the southeastern region of Diffa, according to a government toll.
Diffa borders Nigeria’s Borno state, the home of Boko Haram, and has suffered a string of cross-border attacks and population displacement.