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US aid worker kidnapped in central Niger by gunmen who killed his two guards

Boureima Balima

Published 15/10/2016 | 09:46

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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 4x4 came and took him away and drove towards the Mali border." 


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