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Latest update : 2013-05-24

Islamists attack French ally Niger

Members of the Islamist movement Mujao have claimed responsibility for the double car bombing in Niger on Thursday morning. The group had declared on the internet back in February that it would retaliate against those who had sent troops into Mali in the French-led military intervention earlier this year. The bombs went off at a Nigerian Army barracks and a French-owned uranium mine, a reminder that France is heavily reliant on African countries such as Niger to create nuclear energy back home.

By Julien SAUVAGET , Kate WILLIAMS

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