Maradi - Six people have been killed and a further 38 injured in a trio of suicide bomb attacks in southern Niger, a hospital official said on Tuesday.
The bombers, two women and a man, attacked three different locations in the town of Diffa on Monday night, including a Koranic school, Djibo Oumarou, a manager at the regional hospital in Diffa, told dpa.
"I was listening to the radio when I heard a scream at about 11:00 pm [2300 GMT]," said Elh Yacouba, a resident of Diffa's Koura neighbourhood, where one of the blasts took place. "When I saw that remains of bone and flesh had splashed onto my mosquito net, I panicked."
The Diffa region, in which the town is located, borders on north-eastern Nigeria, where Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram poses a steady threat to communities.
The extremists, who enforce a strict interpretation of Islamic law known as sharia, also regularly launch offensives in neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.