Eight SOLDIERS have been injured and 10 militants have been killed in an armed attack in Northern Niger.

At least 10 militants were killed and eight soldiers were injured during an attack carried out by an armed group in the Agadez area in northern Niger.

The attack also resulted in the wounding of one civilian, and the arrest of a gunman, Nigeria's Ministry of Defense said, adding: "The militants targeted during their attack the guarding force of the Nigerian Army."

The ministry has confirmed in its statement that the Nigerian soldiers were able to stop the attack and destroyed several vehicles, machine guns, missiles, assault rifles, and a large amount of ammunition were also seized, along with some military clothes.