On 2 January 2021, two groups of suspected Islamist militants traveling on motorcycles simultaneously assaulted the villages of Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye — located in the Tillabéri region near the tri-border area with Burkina Faso and Mali. Niger’s interior minister stated that at least 100 civilians were killed and approximately 75 more sustained injuries. Security personnel have been dispatched to the area. Thus far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.