ISIS Affiliate Claims October Attack on U.S. Troops in Niger

The group offered no explanation for the delay in claiming responsibility for the Oct. 4 attack, which killed four Americans and five Nigeriens.

A group in northwestern Africa that is loyal to the Islamic State issued a statement on Friday claiming responsibility for the October attack in Niger that killed four American soldiers who were on patrol with Nigerien forces.The statement offered no explanation for the delay in claiming responsibility for the Oct. 4 attack, which American officials had said was probably carried out by the group.“We declare our responsibility for the attack on the U.S. commandos last October in the Tongo Tong...