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Three US Army special operations commandos killed in Niger





  • US officials said three US Army special operations commandos were killed Wednesday in southwest Niger
  • Two other US commandos were wounded in the reported ambush by suspected Al Qaeda terrorists 
  • US Africa Command said the forces were with a joint US and Nigerien patrol north of Niamey, near the Mali border, when they came under hostile fire 

By Associated Press

Published: 20:09 EDT, 4 October 2017 | Updated: 23:32 EDT, 4 October 2017

US officials said three US Army special operations commandos were killed Wednesday and two others were wounded when they came under fire in southwest Niger.

The officials said the two wounded were taken to Niamey, the capital, and are in stable condition. 

The officials were not authorized to discuss the incident publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity.

The officials said the commandos, who were Green Berets, were likely attacked by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb militants.

US officials said three US Army special operations commandos were killed Wednesday and two others were wounded when they came under fire in southwest Niger
US officials said three US Army special operations commandos were killed Wednesday and two others were wounded when they came under fire in southwest Niger

US officials said three US Army special operations commandos were killed Wednesday and two others were wounded when they came under fire in southwest Niger

In a statement, US Africa Command said Green Berets were with a joint US and Nigerien patrol north of Niamey, near the Mali border, when they came under hostile fire
In a statement, US Africa Command said Green Berets were with a joint US and Nigerien patrol north of Niamey, near the Mali border, when they came under hostile fire

In a statement, US Africa Command said Green Berets were with a joint US and Nigerien patrol north of Niamey, near the Mali border, when they came under hostile fire

In a statement, US Africa Command said the forces were with a joint US and Nigerien patrol north of Niamey, near the Mali border, when they came under hostile fire.

Africa Command said the US forces are in Niger to provide training and security assistance to the Nigerien Armed Forces in their efforts against violent extremists.


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