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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Movement for Justice (MNJ), Attacks in Iferouane ( Niger)

Niger Tuareg-led rebels from the Niger Movement for Justice (MNJ) said late Aug. 21 they had killed 15 government soldiers in a clash at Gougaram in the West African country's remote Saharan north, where uranium is mined.

The rebel group, which before the latest reported fighting had already killed at least 44 government troops since February, said.....

a large convoy of military vehicles had advanced towards the town of Iferouane on Aug.21, prompting the following day's clash.

The MNJ is demanding a fairer share in its mineral wealth and more development assistance. (Reuters)

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