Niger president: 10 dead after protests against French magazine cartoon of Islam's prophet

January 17, 2015 9:30 PM

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NIAMEY, Niger – The president of Niger says at least 10 people have been killed after violent protests over a French publication's cartoon depicting Islam's prophet.

President Mahamadou Issoufou said that five deaths were reported after demonstrations in the capital of Niamey on Saturday. The victims were inside churches and bars that were set ablaze, he said.

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