The raid on the officers' base happened in the early hours of Saturday in the town of Ayourou in the Tillaberi region, 200km northwest of the capital, Niamey.
"There was a new attack".
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In early October, one of them had cost the lives of four american soldiers and four soldiers from niger patrol.
A dozen gendarmes were killed when heavily armed paramilitaries attacked their base in Niger, the latest in escalating violence. They had rocket launchers and machineguns.
Several armed groups and well-armed ethnic militia are known to operate in the area near the border with Mali, and there have been at least 46 attacks recorded there since early previous year.
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