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Niger Forces Killed 260 Boko Haram Militants Since Feb. 6

Security forces in Niger have killed 260 Boko Haram militants since the group began cross-border attacks on Niger's southeastern Diffa region on Feb. 6, a spokesman for the armed forces said on Thursday. Colonel Moustapha Michel Ledru said a number of fighters had been arrested and some weapons seized, without giving details. Boko Haram has launched a series of attacks but Ledru said the situation was under control. “We have taken the steps necessary to guarantee the peace and...

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