Heavy gunfire heard near Niger’s presidential palace

Heavy gunfire heard near Niger’s presidential palace

Heavy gunfire heard near Niger’s presidential palace
PHOTO: BBC

Heavy gunfire was heard in the area of the presidential palace in Niger’s capital around 3:00 a.m. local time (0200 GMT) on Wednesday.

The sound from the gunshot lasted for about 30 minutes, according to residents.

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Other shots were also heard early in the morning in the area of Niamey International Airport, where Niger’s military base was located.

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The presidential guard has blocked all access routes to the palace at strategic points.

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[Xinhua/NAN]

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