Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Seven soldiers were killed in an attack carried out by suspected Islamist militants in the “Benjari” National Park in northern Benin yesterday, Wednesday.

“Reuters” quoted security sources as saying that the soldiers were killed after being ambushed near the town of “Tanguita”, while the Benin army did not officially announce the incident.

Burkina Faso and Niger, Benin’s northern neighbors, are facing an ongoing insurgency, making the region vulnerable to cross-border attacks by groups linked to “Al-Qaeda” and “ISIS”.

Last April, a border crossing with Niger was attacked by unknown gunmen, killing three people and wounding another.

The Beninese authorities continue to cooperate with its neighbors and enhance security measures to confront increasing terrorist threats and address complex security issues affecting the stability of the region.

A Diplomatic tensions rose between Benin and Niger after the oil ships were prevented from passing

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