Death toll from Niger attacks rises to 137, says government

March 22, 2021 4:55 PM EDT

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DAKAR (Reuters) - Armed men killed 137 people in coordinated raids on villages in southwestern Niger on Sunday, the government said, revising the toll up from a previous estimate by local authorities of around 60.

(Reporting by Moussa Aksar; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Chris Reese)

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