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Forces loyal to Niger President Seyni Kountche foiled an attempted coup Wednesday in the West Africa nation, Prime Minister Oumarou Mamane said Thursday. He said a group of armed men tried to take advantage of the absence of General Kountche, who was visiting France. Niger is a moderate country of 5 million people.

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