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Mutinous Soldiers Repelled by Troops

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August 06, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Mutinous soldiers tried to take over three garrisons in Niamey, the capital of Niger, but they were repelled by loyalist troops in a gun battle that lasted more than two hours, government officials said.

There was no immediate indication of casualties.

The 6-day-old revolt was launched in eastern Niger by soldiers demanding months of unpaid back salary. Authorities claimed to have retaken the eastern garrison city of Diffa, but two other posts reportedly were still in mutineers' control.

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