Three suicide bombers detonated their vests inside a Mosque in Niger’s southeastern city of Diffa killing 10 people during a religious service.
According to army spokesman, the area around Diffa, close to Lake Chad and the borders with Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon, is a stronghold for two factions of militant group Boko Haram, which have been fighting to establish an Islamic state in the region.
Southeast Niger has experienced sporadic attacks by the Islamist insurgents loosely linked to Boko Haram.
The group has gradually split into two factions, one of which has pledged allegiance to Syria-based Islamic State.
Troops from Niger and United States continue to fight the Islamist militants who have changed tactics. Boko Haram prefers to use female suicide bombers in their campaigns against security forces and civilians, in part because they are attract less suspicion.
In this attack, the three bombers were female.