French tourists among eight killed by gunmen in Niger


Six French tourists, along with their driver and guide, are reported to have been shot dead by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles in a suspected terrorist attack during a safari in Niger, which lies in a region of West Africa where Boko Haram and groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State operate.

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Gunmen in Niger have attacked a party of wildlife tourists, killing six French citizens, their local guide and driver, reports BBC News.