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Foreign nationals evacuate Niger as regional tensions rise

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Foreign nationals lined up outside an airport in Niger’s capital Wednesday morning waiting for a French military evacuation flight, while a regional bloc continued talks about its response to the military coup that took place last week.

French forces in the capital, Niamey, evacuated hundreds of mostly French nationals to Paris on two flights Tuesday, following concerns that their citizens and other Europeans risked becoming trapped after soldiers detained President Mohamed Bazoum and seized power.

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