3 American soldiers killed, 2 wounded in ambush in Niger - report
Published time: 4 Oct, 2017 23:53
Edited time: 5 Oct, 2017 07:27
Three US special forces troops have been killed and two wounded in an ambush while on a joint patrol with Nigerien forces in southwest Niger, according to media citing military officials.
"We can confirm reports that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger. We are working to confirm details on the incident and will have more information as soon as we can confirm facts on the ground," Lieutenant Commander Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for the US Africa Command confirmed in an email to RT America.