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Niger says it foils coup attempt days before presidential transition

Mar 31 2021

NIAMEY A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger's capital Niamey overnight in an attempted coup but order has been restored, the government said on Wednesday, days before the country's first democratic handover of power. | Video

Niger says it foils coup attempt days before presidential transition

Mar 31 2021

NIAMEY (Reuters) -A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger's capital Niamey overnight in an attempted coup but order has been restored, the government said on Wednesday, days before the country's first democratic handover of power. | Video

Niger village attacks killed 100, says prime minister

Jan 03 2021

NIAMEY (Reuters) -One hundred people were killed on Saturday in attacks on two villages in western Niger, Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said following one of the deadliest days in recent memory for a country ravaged by Islamist violence. | Video

Niger lost $120 million in arms deals over three years: government audit

May 27 2020

NIAMEY Almost 40% of the $312 million Niger spent on defence procurement contracts over the last three years was lost through inflated costs or materiel that was not delivered, according to a government audit of military contracts seen by Reuters.

Niger army base attack death toll rises to at least 89: security sources

Jan 11 2020

NIAMEY The death toll from Thursday's attack by suspected jihadists on a Niger army base has risen to at least 89, four security sources said, surpassing a raid last month that killed 71 soldiers as the deadliest against Nigerien forces in years.

Jihadists kill 71 soldiers in mass attack: Niger military

Dec 12 2019

NIAMEY Islamist militants killed 71 soldiers in an attack on a remote military camp in Niger near the border with Mali, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, in the deadliest raid against the Nigerien military in living memory. | Video

Suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger kills at least four soldiers

Jan 18 2018

NIAMEY Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least four soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military post in Niger's southeastern Diffa region, local officials and two security sources said on Thursday.

Gunmen kill 13 Niger gendarmes in attack near Mali border

Oct 21 2017

NIAMEY Gunmen on pick-up trucks and motorcycles coming from Mali killed 13 gendarmes and wounded five more in an attack on their base in western Niger, security sources said on Saturday.

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