Macron's office confirms French nationals killed in Niger

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks at a press conference following Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 6, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron’s office confirmed on Sunday that French nationals had been killed in Niger, West Africa.

It said Macron spoke on the phone with Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou, but provided no further details.

Gunmen on motorcycles killed six French citizens and their Nigerien guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday, a senior official and a security source said.

Reporting by Michel Rose,; Writing by Bate Felix, Editing by Angus MacSwan