Niger—Officer Wounded In Prison Assault Dies

Agence France-Presse | 05/15/2019

A Nigerien soldier has succumbed to wounds received during a terrorist attack on a prison near Niamey, the capital, reports Agence France-Presse.  The junior officer in the National Guard passed away on Tuesday, a source told the agency. He was injured on Monday in an attack on a high-security prison about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Niamey.  About 10 gunmen opened fire on the Koutoukale prison, which holds the country's most dangerous convicts, including members of Boko Haram...

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