Five dead in Saturday`s anti-Charlie Hebdo riots in Niger: President

Five people were killed in the Niger capital on Saturday during violent riots against the depiction of the Prophet Mohammed on the cover of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, President Mahamadou Issoufou said.

AFP| Updated: Jan 18, 2015, 03:33 AM IST

Niamey: Five people were killed in the Niger capital on Saturday during violent riots against the depiction of the Prophet Mohammed on the cover of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, President Mahamadou Issoufou said.

"In Niamey, the tally is five dead, all civilians," said Issoufou. He added that the toll from protests in Niger`s second city of Zinder a day earlier had climbed from four to five dead.