Report: Gunmen attack prison in heart of Niger's capital

By REUTERS
June 1, 2013 18:44

NIAMEY - Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a prison in the centre of Niger's capital Niamey on Saturday, a week after al-Qaida-linked fighters launched twin attacks on a military base and a French uranium mine, witnesses said.

"We were sitting there when we saw these armed men start to shoot at the guards from the civilian prison. I saw several of them fall and not get back up," Ila Yaye, who lives near the prison, told Reuters.


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