Boko Haram attack on Niger border town repelled by army: Military sources

Niger`s army repelled an attack by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram on the border town of Diffa on Sunday, but fierce fighting raged at a nearby bridge that crosses over into Nigieria, military sources said on Sunday.

AFP| Updated: Feb 08, 2015, 16:36 PM IST

Niamey: Niger`s army repelled an attack by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram on the border town of Diffa on Sunday, but fierce fighting raged at a nearby bridge that crosses over into Nigieria, military sources said on Sunday.

A local resident said a bomb had exploded in Diffa`s central market, but most locals had already left the streets because of the fighting, which began overnight. A death toll was not immediately available.