Since 2017, western Niger has been regularly targeted by militant groups, despite the deployment of thousands of troops and the imposition of a state of emergency.
Suspected militants linked to Daesh terror group kill 17 people and wound five others in the village of Theim of western Tillaberi region, officials say.
"Heavily-armed terrorists" target convoy in western region of Tillaberi, killing seven police personnel and seven national guards, interior ministry says.
The incident took place in a village which is a few dozen kilometres from where militants killed four US soldiers in an ambush on October 4.
The assailants also took away seven Nigerian army vehicles and destroyed four others.
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