Three U.S. Green Berets were killed during an ambush in Niger, a West African nation, on Wednesday.
Two more members of Army special forces were wounded in the ambush, that took place while U.S. troops conducted a joint patrol with Nigerien forces about 120 miles north of the country’s capital, The New York Times reports.
“We can confirm reports that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger,” said Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for the United States Africa Command. (Read more from “U.S. Special Forces Killed in African Ambush” HERE)