Around 30 civilians killed in bombing of Nigeria border town

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 18, 2015 9:56 AM

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Around 30 civilians were killed when an unidentified airplane dropped a bomb on a Nigerian border village, military sources based nearby in Niger said on Wednesday.

"We don't know whose plane it was. We understand that the victims are residents who were gathered for a ceremony but who were mistaken for terrorists," said a military source based in the town of Bosso in Niger. "Around 30 people perished."

(Reporting by Abdoulaye Massalaki; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by James Macharia)