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Gunmen Attack Niger Prison Holding Extremists, 1 Dead

Gunmen attacked a prison in Niger that holds jihadists early Monday and were repelled by security forces who killed an attacker, Niger's interior and public security minister said. Two guards were also wounded in the attack around 4:30 a.m. at Koutoukale prison, which holds prisoners from extremist groups from northern Mali and Nigeria's Boko Haram, said Mohamed Bazoum. The prison is about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the capital, Niamey. The unknown number of assailants were...

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