The prime minister stated 100 folks had been killed in assaults on the village of Niger

NIAMEY (Reuters) – One hundred people were killed in attacks on two villages in Niger near the Mali border on Saturday, Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said on Sunday.

Security forces said Saturday that at least 70 civilians were killed in simultaneous attacks by suspected Islamic militants on the villages of Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye.

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