Inter-American problems and regional policy
Comment by the Information and Press Department on the terrorist attack at a military camp in Niger
On December 10, militants from Islamic terrorist groups operating in the Sahel-Saharan region attacked a military camp in the town of Inates near the Niger-Mali border. According to information from Niamey, over 70 soldiers were killed in a fierce battle, and dozens are wounded and missing. The Niger Armed Forces sent in reinforcements, which helped repel the attack and neutralise some 60 terrorists.
It was one of the largest terrorist attacks in terms of scale and losses among Niger’s servicemen.
Moscow condemns this terrorist atrocity aimed at destabilising Niger and undermining the African countries’ collective efforts to ensure security in the subregion.
We express our sincere condolences to the victims’ families and friends, wish an early recovery to the injured and reaffirm our support to the people and authorities of Niger in their uncompromising struggle against the terrorist threat.