Scores killed by terrorists in attacks on two Niger Republic villages

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People said to be around 100 were killed by “terrorists” attacking two villages in western Niger, the AFP quoted local mayor as saying Sunday.

This is the latest in a string of civilian massacres that have rocked the jihadist-plagued Tillaberi region.

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The attacks on the villages of Tchoma Bangou and Zaroumadareye on Saturday were waged by “terrorists who came riding about a hundred motorcycles,” said Almou Hassane, the mayor of the Tondikiwindi commune that administers both villages.