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France helps hunt for killers of aid workers in Niger

Aug 10, 2020 - Reuters Africa

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Soldiers from France and Niger combed a giraffe reserve and surrounding areas on Monday for signs of the gunmen who killed six French aid workers along with their local guide and driver, a French military source said.

Attackers on motorbikes ambushed the group on Sunday while driving through the reserve, a popular destination for expatriates 65 km (40 miles) from Niger’s capital Niamey in an area considered safe by the government.

Former colonial power France a...