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Niger says repels attack on prison where 'terrorists' held

18 October 2016, 12:18

Niamey - Armed forces in Niger repelled a pre-dawn attack on Monday on a prison where "terrorists", notably from neighbouring Mali, are being held, the country's interior minister said.

Mohamed Bazoum said the prison in Koutoukale, about 50km northwest of the capital Niamey, came under attack at 04:00.

"The enemy was repelled, leaving behind several dead wearing explosive belts," he said on social media.


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