Boko Haram kills at least 30 in attacks on Niger villages: sources

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 18, 2015 9:14 AM

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants attacked two villages in southern Niger's Diffa region overnight, killing at least 30 civilians, two security sources said on Thursday.

It was the second major cross-border attack by the Nigerian Islamist group this week and follows twin suicide bombings in Chad's capital on Monday that killed at least 34 people.

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