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Ambush kills 3 US special forces in Niger: reports

Ambush kills 3 US special forces in Niger: reports
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Three members of the U.S. Army Special Forces were killed on Wednesday in Niger, according to multiple reports.

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The incident occurred during an ambush while the troops were on routine patrol, The New York Times reported. Two others were injured.

“We can confirm reports that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger,” said the spokesperson for U.S. Africa Command, Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, in an email reported by the newspaper.

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This report was updated on Dec. 18 at 1:10 pm.