Attack against the SOMAIR Mine in Niger
GROUP / MINING
May 23, 2013
The Somaïr mine, operated by AREVA, was the target of a terrorist attack this morning around 5:30 a.m. local time.
According to our information, 13 colleagues have been injured. They have been taken into the care by local emergency services.
The Niger forces ensure the reinforcement of the security on all of our sites.
AREVA works in close cooperation with the Nigerian and French authorities.
The group condemns this heinous attack against our personnel. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, as well as all of our employees present in Niger.
We express our solidarity with the government and the people of Niger during this shared ordeal.