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The jihadist challenge is increasing and some militants seem to have friends inside the regime

Jihadists launched an abortive attempt to break into a gendarmerie base in Niamey on 11 June. Alert guards chased away the small group of assailants and suffered no casualties but the incident highlighted the difficulty of policing this sprawling city of dusty streets and quiet corners. The incident was part of a series that started with the 23 May attacks on Areva’s Arlit uranium mining complex and on a military training barracks in Agadez.

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