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Niger police 'attack' may be guards' over-reaction: minister

NIAMEY (Reuters) - An inquiry into shooting at a military police academy in Niger's capital Niamey found no evidence of an attack on the camp, suggesting it could have been an over-reaction by nervous guards, the foreign minister said on Sunday. Full story

Nigeria offensive pushes 6,000 refugees into Niger: U.N.

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's military offensive against Islamist militants in its northeast has forced more than 6,000 refugees - mostly women, children and the elderly - to flee to neighboring Niger, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. Full story

Niger says 22 escape jail after raid on prison

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Some 22 prisoners, including Islamist militants, escaped from a prison in Niger's capital after several gunmen attacked the jail and killed two guards, the government said on Sunday. Full story

Two dead, around 10 wounded in prison raid in Niger's capital

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Gunmen killed two guards and wounded around 10 other people in an attack on a prison in Niger's capital Niamey on Saturday, a week after al Qaeda-linked groups raided a uranium mine and an army barracks. Full story

Libya denies Niger attacks launched from its territory

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Libya dismissed on Monday Niger's assertion that the Islamist insurgents who attacked an army base and a uranium mine there last week had come its desert south, an area many countries fear has become a safe haven for militants. Full story

At least 18 soldiers, four Islamists killed in Niger: sources

NIAMEY (Reuters) - At least 18 soldiers and four suspected Islamists were killed in a fierce gunbattle following a dawn car bomb attack at a barracks in the northern Niger town of Agadez, military sources and a local official said. Full story

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