The jihadist group also claimed an assault on a high-security prison near the capital of Niamey.
The photos show more evidence of ties between militants in the DRC and the Islamic State.
AQIM’s Uqba bin Nafi battalion has now claimed two attacks this month, tying the number of its total attacks for all of last year.
Today’s claim marks the first time the Islamic State has claimed any activity in Central Africa.
Al Qaeda’s Uqba bin Nafi Battalion claimed its first attack since October 2018.
The Islamic State has released its first official attack claim from northern Mali.
French forces reportedly killed dozens of jihadists after a three-week long operation in central Mali.
The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency, one of the jihadist group’s official media arms, released its first combat video from Mali earlier today. The brief video claimed to show an ambush on French forces somewhere near Mali’s border region with Niger. While no specific date was given, the video likely portrays last month’s Islamic State […]