KIGALI, Rwanda

Suspected militants killed 25 soldiers and wounded six others Thursday in an attack on an army outpost in Niger’s western region, said the government, nearly a month after a similar assault left dozens dead.

In a statement, the government said extremists attacked the town of Chinagodrar, around 11 kilometers (7 miles) from the border with Mali.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, in which 63 assailants were also killed, according to the statement.

But militant groups connected to al-Qaeda and Daesh/ISIS are the prime suspects behind the December ambush near the town of

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