Niger – Terrorist attack on security and defense forces (March 6, 2017)


France condemns the terrorist attack on March 6 that killed five members of Niger’s security and defense forces in Wanzarbe.

Thanks to decisive action by Nigerien security forces backed by troops from Operation Barkhane, the attackers fled.

We offer our condolences to the victims’ families and the authorities of Niger and wish those injured a speedy recovery.

France supports the efforts by nations in the region to respond to the terrorist threat at the cross-border level, particularly within the framework of the G5 Sahel.