Gunmen attack at French mining camp leaves 8 dead - Company

  22 November 2018    Read: 869
Gunmen attack at French mining camp leaves 8 dead - Company

According to reports, armed men killed at least eight people on Thursday in an attack on a French drilling operation in southeastern Niger.

The victims included company employees and one civil servant, an official at the well site in the city of Diffa, Niger said.

In a statement, the company mentioned the loss of seven employees, while the eighth victim was an official from the Ministry of Hydraulics. Five other people in the building, according to Foraco company, were hurt; two were seriously.

According to a security source, the gunmen were believed to belong to Boko Haram, a terrorist group with ties to Daesh*.


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