India strongly condemns terror attacks in western Niger that killed 137

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New Delhi (NVI): India today strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in the western region of Niger on March 21 in which 137 civilians were killed and many others were injured.

In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said, “We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Niger.”

It further said that India stands in solidarity with Niger and its people in the fight against terrorism.

“India has always opposed and rejected terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and has urged concerted action by the international community against terrorism, including cross-border terrorism,” MEA statement added.

On March 21, at least 137 civilians were killed in an attack on several localities in western Niger near the Mali border, according to the Nigerian government.

This was the second attack in Niger in a month. Earlier on March 15 more than 60 civilians were killed in a terror attack while returning in a bus from a market in the Banibangou department in southwestern Niger.