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Seven killed in terrorist attack in SW Niger

AfricaSeven killed in terrorist attack in SW Niger

The West African nation has been facing deadly and devastating terrorist attacks for years, this terrorist attack happened, during the second phase of voting of the presidential election.

Niamey: At least seven people were killed and three others injured after their vehicle hit a landmine in Dargol commune in Gotheye department in southwest Niger, said a source close to the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

A regional CENI mission was on this vehicle traveling to this area for the second round of the presidential election held on Sunday.

The West African nation has been facing deadly and devastating terrorist attacks for years in its western part by the terrorist group close to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Ansar Dine, and other rebel movements.

Voting for the second round of Niger’s presidential election was held on Sunday as more than 7.4 million Nigeriens are expected at polling stations to choose the successor of the outgoing president Mahamadou Issoufou.

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