Niger: Islamist anti-‘Charlie’ rioters burn victims in churches; 10 dead

Niger: Islamist anti-‘Charlie’ rioters burn victims in churches; 10 dead

A violent mob set light to at least eight churches in Niger as protests against Charlie Hebdo magazine left 10 people dead.

The mob rampaged through Niger’s capital Niamey as anger mounted in several Muslim countries over the satirical magazine’s depiction of the prophet Mohammed.

Five people were killed on Saturday, with two charred bodies found inside a a burned church on the outskirts of the capital. …

Yesterday, a rally against Charlie Hebdo in the country’s second city of Zinder left five dead and 45 injured.

Around 1,000 youths wielding iron bars, clubs and axes stormed through Niamey on Saturday, hurling rocks at police who responded with tear gas.

The French embassy in Niamey urged its citizens to stay at home.

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