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At least 25 people were killed and 30 got injured after two suicide bomb attacks Thursday at a military base and a plant run by French nuclear giant Areva in northern Niger, reported Xinhua.
A total of 20 Nigerien soldiers and 5 assailants died in twin suicide attacks against a military barracks in Agadez, the main town in northern Niger, and another one at a factory owned by Somair, a subsidiary of the French group Areva in Arlit in the same region.
The attacks were announced Thursday morning by Niger's National Defence Minister Karidjo Mahamadou who issued a press statement.
There were also 30 people - 16 soldiers and 14 civilians - who were injured, a source said.
"At around 5:30 a.m, two groups of individuals armed with explosives on board Toyota 4x4, simultaneously drove into the Agadez military barracks and the factory of Somair mining company in Arlit with a firm determination to carry out attacks," as per the statement from the defence minister.
"These terrorist attacks carried out by the suicide-bombers were contained by our soldiers who, despite the heavy loss, managed to neutralize the assailants some of whom decided to blow themselves up," the minister said in the statement. ...
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