French counterterrorism prosecutor investigates Niger killings

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A woman waves a French flag from a window. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier

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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