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Vol 54 No 12

Published 7th June 2013


After Mali, Niger

Bombings at Arlit and Agadez and a gaol break expose security problems

The aftermath of the suicide attacks on a French company and a military barracks on 23 May will test Niger’s security forces. With almost half of its military either in Mali or on the joint border, the armed forces, the protection of key targets will be a challenge. The enquiry into the attacks is at a dead end, a security source told Africa Confidential. The chassis number of the pick-up truck used in the attack is unknown in Niger, backing the theory that the operation originated in Libya.

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