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Niger: Six French Men Killed By Armed Men

This Sunday, August 09, 2020, armed men shot dead two Nigeriens and six French in the Kouré area in the Niger Republic.

Eight people including six French and two Nigeriens were killed this Sunday by armed men who came on motorcycles in the Kouré area in the Niger Republic.

There are eight dead: two Nigeriens including a (tourist) guide and a driver, the other six are French,” Tillabéri Governor Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella told AFP.

We are managing the situation, we will give more information afterwards“, indicated the governor who did not give details on the circumstances of the attack, nor on the identity of the attackers. “The attack took place around 11:30 am (10:30 am GMT) 6 km east of the town of Kouré” which is an hour’s drive from Niamey.

Most of the victims were shot dead and a woman who managed to escape was caught and slaughtered. On the spot, we found a magazine emptied of its cartridges ”, noted this source. “We do not know the identity of the attackers but they came on motorcycles through the bush and waited for the arrival of the tourists. The vehicle borrowed by tourists belongs to the NGO Acted”.




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