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Posted: October 05, 2017

3 US troops killed in ambush in Niger


3 US troops killed in ambush in Niger

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Three members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger when a patrol was attacked Wednesday, CNN reported.

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The administration officials said the two wounded U.S. troops had been evacuated to Niger’s capital city of Niamey and would soon be moved to Germany. They were described by the officials as being in a "stable condition," CNN reported.

The U.S. troops were part of a team advising and assisting local forces when they were attacked.

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command, told CNN late Wednesday that "a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger," but said that the military was still "working to confirm details on the incident."

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