Eight killed in attack on Foraco well site in Niger

November 22, 2018


A Nigerien soldier stands guard near a camp of the city of Diffa, Niger June 18, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Gnago


NIAMEY (Reuters) – Armed men killed eight people on Thursday in a late night attack on French drilling company Foraco’s water well site in southeastern Niger, Foraco said.

“Last night at 2 a.m. local time, a group of terrorists attacked the small building where a Foraco team was sleeping and killed seven of them, plus one civil servant,” the company said in a statement.

Five other employees were wounded, with two in serious condition, it said. The workers were drilling two deep water wells for the water ministry in southeastern Niger’s Diffa region.

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