Turkey on Wednesday denounced a terror attack in southeastern Niger, said Turkish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.

In a statement, the country’s Foreign Ministry expressed the country’s condolences on attack which targeted the Blabrine military base in the Diffa region, on Monday, claiming the lives of 12 soldiers and leaving 10 injured.

“We condemn this heinous terrorist attack. We wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, speedy recovery to the injured and offer our sincere condolences to the brotherly people and Government of Niger,” it said.

In the country, more than 20,000 people died in the attacks carried out since 2009 by the Boko Haram terror group, displacing more than 2 million people.

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