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US aid worker kidnapped in Niger

Latest Update: October 15, 2016 | 222 Views
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NIAMEY: Gunmen raided the house of a U.S. aid worker in central Niger overnight, killing his two guards before driving him off across the desert towards Mali, the mayor of the town said on Saturday.

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“First they came on a motorbike and killed the guards,” the mayor of Abalak told Reuters by telephone. “Then a 4×4 came and took him away and drove towards the Mali border.”

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Reuters