At least 15 people have been killed in an attack in the Bani Bangu region of Western Niger close to the Mali border in a statement.
The interim ministry said that the unidentified gunman targeted civilians working in a field. This comes just after 33 people were killed by suspected militants in the same area. Bunibangu falls inside what is known as the three-border region between Niger Burkina Faso and Mali. It has been the scene of a bloody attack by terrorist groups for years.