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Saturday, July 25, 1998 Published at 02:34 GMT 03:34 UK


World: Africa

Niger rebel attack


Reports from Niger say that rebels have attacked a village in the N'guigmi region in the east of the country.

State television and radio said that fifteen people were killed in the rocket and gun attack, which it blamed on the Democratic Revolutionary Front, the FDR.

Television pictures showed destroyed houses and civilians grieving over bodies.

The FDR, which operates in the Lake Chad area on Niger's border with Chad and Nigeria, is the only rebel movement to have refused to accept a peace accord with the Niger government.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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