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Niger: Boko Haram Base Bombed, 20 Militants Arrested

Niger's air force bombed a Boko Haram base in the country's southeast and arrested more than 20 militants, security sources said on Thursday, in its biggest counterattack in eight months. Members of the Islamist militant group based mostly in northeastern Nigeria have repeatedly attacked the Lake Chad area, including Niger's southern border region of Diffa. Government forces tracked the militants after a soldier was killed when a military vehicle was blown up by remote...

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