At least 10 people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram elements In Eastern Niger.

Iran Press/Africa: Ten people were killed along with two bombers in a coordinated attack by Boko Haram extremists on a town in eastern Niger, the local mayor said.

According to Press TV, the mayor of the town of N'Guigmi, Abba Kaya Issa, told AFP on Wednesday that two female bombers blew themselves up and gunmen then attacked civilians.

"We have a provisional toll of 10 dead plus the two bombers, along with seven or eight wounded," he said, blaming Boko Haram elements for the assault.

"One of the bombers blew herself up in the courtyard of a policeman's home, which is located inside the police barracks, and the second triggered her explosives belt between the town hall, the police barracks and the prefecture," he said, referring to the office of the state representative.

N'Guigmi lies in the north of the Diffa region, near Lake Chad, which has borne the brunt of cross-border infiltration by the Nigerian-based extremists.

An estimated 27,000 people have been killed and two million displaced since Boko Haram launched its insurgency in northeastern Nigeria 2009, a campaign that has spilled over to Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad.105/207


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