Gunmen kill six French citizens in Niger

10 August 2020, Kathmandu

Motorcycle-borne gunmen opened fire on aid workers killing at least six French citizens, French news agency AFP reported.

The French presidency confirmed the deaths of the French citizens.

The incident took place in the Koure region, which is best known for giraffes in West Africa.

ACTED, a French humanitarian NGO, confirmed its staff members were involved in the incident in Niger.

In photos seen by the BBC, the victims’ bodies were found lying on a muddy road by the side of a 4×4 vehicle.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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