• Gunmen attack Niger prison holding Islamist militants – minister

    Gunmen attack Niger prison holding Islamist militants – minister

    Gunmen attacked a high-security Gunmen attacked a high-security prison in Niger early on Monday in an apparent bid to free Islamist militants, the interior minister said.

    in Niger early on Monday in an apparent bid to free Islamist militants, the interior minister said.

    The attackers tried to lay siege to Koutoukale prison, about 50km (30 miles) from the capital Niamey, but were repelled, Mohamed Bazoum told Reuters, without going into further details on the fight or whether anyone escaped.

    The land-locked West African […]