NIAMEY, Jul. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – Boko Haram militants have killed nine people and kidnapped 45 others, most of them women and children, after attacking a village in Niger’s southern Diffa region, according to local media reports.

The attack occurred between late Sunday night and early Monday morning, when the militants attacked the village, killing at least nine civilians and taking 45 others hostage.

Earlier in last week, two Boko Haram members carried out a suicide bomb attack against a refugee camp in the same region, killing themselves and two others, and injuring 11 other people.  

In recent years, Boko Harm have repeatedly carried out attacks against targets in Nigeria and its neighboring countries, resulting in heavy casualties.

XINHUA/Press Shia Agency