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Niger Government Prevents Attempted Coup

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The Niger government has disclosed that it has prevented an attempted coup.

It was gathered that members of the presidential guard fought off a military unit that had tried to seize the presidential palace in the capital, Niamey.

It was gathered that the attackers who were from a nearby airbase, fled when the guards responded with heavy shelling.

The government spokesman disclosed that several people had been arrested.

The attack took place two days before the swearing-in of the new president, Mohamed Bazoum.

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