3 US Army Special Forces soldiers killed in Niger

Earlier, a spokesman for US Africa Command said a joint US-Nigerien patrol had come under hostile fire in southwest Niger.

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WASHINGTON – Three US Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two were wounded in an ambush in Niger on Wednesday while on a routine patrol with Nigerien troops they were training, the New York Times reported, citing US military officials.

Earlier, a spokesman for US Africa Command said a joint US-Nigerien patrol had come under hostile fire in southwest Niger.