Islamic State Claims to Kill Several Red Cross Workers in Niger

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed to have killed three members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as well as a member of the Nigerien military that was escorting the ICRC.

According to ISWAP, the attack took place nearby the town of Chitimari in Niger’s Diffa region. Following the attack, ISWAP stated that they “seized the vehicle and returned to their positions safely.”

ISWAP operates frequently in several west African nations, in particular around the Chad basin of Lake Chad. Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon are its primary bases of operations.