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Niger's Election Officials Killed During Voting in Presidential Elections

Niger has announced that seven senior election officials have been killed in a landmine blast during Niger's presidential election runoff.

Niger has announced that seven lives have been lost due to a landmine bomb during the country's presidential runoff. The seven individuals, who were members of Niger's electoral commission (CENI), reportedly drove over a landmine in the western region of Tillaberi. This took place during the second round of presidential elections this past Saturday following the December elections where presidential candidates, Mohamed Bazoum and former President Mahamane Ousmane, failed to get the majority vote.

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