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Islamic State group offshoot claims 2017 Niger attack on US

AP  |  Dakar (Senegal) 

An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the October attack in that killed four US soldiers and four Nigerien troops.

The Agency reported yesterday that the self-professed IS affiliate Abu claimed responsibility for the October 4 attack about 200 kilometres north of Niger's capital,

The agency has carried messages from the affiliate before, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist websites.

The agency says the extremists also claimed responsibility for an attack Thursday on a French convoy, and for a series of attacks in and border areas with and

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 17:45 IST