Gunmen kill 6 French tourists at a wildlife park in Niger

Gunmen kill 6 French tourists at a wildlife park in Niger
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NIAMEY, Niger – Gunmen on motorcycles killed six French tourists and two Nigeriens in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday, a senior official said.

The group was attacked in a giraffe reserve in the West African country’s Kouré area, the governor of Tillaberi region, Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella, told Reuters.

“They were intercepted and killed,” he said, confirming that six French people and two Nigeriens died.

French President Emmanuel Macron’s office confirmed that French nationals had been killed in Niger. It said Macron spoke on the phone with Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou, but provided no further details.

There was no immediate comment from the government in Niger.

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