Monday, August 10, 2020

Niger: French Aid workers killed by Islamist terrorists

(Koure) Gunmen have killed six French aid workers, their Nigerien guide and their driver in a wildlife park in Niger, The group was attacked on Sunday in a giraffe reserve near Koure, a town about 65km (40 miles) from the capital, Niamey. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

France's TF1 television channel, meanwhile, broadcast images that it said were taken from the scene showing the burnt-out remains of a 4x4 vehicle with bullet holes in the side. A source close to Niger's environmental services speaking to the AFP news agency. said the assault took place around 11:30am (10:30 GMT). "Most of the victims were shot ... We found a magazine emptied of its cartridges at the scene,..We do not know the identity of the attackers but they came on motorcycles through the bush and waited for the arrival of the tourists." 

*Note: The victims were originally identified as tourists,