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'Many' civilians killed in Niger gun attack

'Many' civilians killed in Niger gun attack

Gunmen killed a significant number of civilians in Niger on Saturday, authorities said, in the latest attack to rock the landlocked Sahel nation’s troubled western Tillaberi region. “The attack took place around noon (1100 GMT) and there were deaths,” a senior regional official told AFP, without giving an exact toll or further details of the attack. A local official said “many civilians were...

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Burkina Faso Mali Niger Sahel Tillaberi UN