French counterterrorism prosecutor investigates Niger killings

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PARIS (Reuters) – The French counter-terrorism prosecutor said on Monday that he had opened an investigation into murder after gunmen killed six French aid workers in an animal park in Niger on Sunday.A French military source said French and Nigerien soldiers searched a wildlife reserve in and around Niger for traces of gunmen who also killed a Nigerien guide and a local driver.

Reporting by Tangi Salaun; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Edited by Alison Williams

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