Agence France-PresseJune 11, 2013 22:44
Gunfire broke out at a paramilitary barracks in the Niger capital Niamey late Tuesday, residents said, with the source of the shooting unclear.
"The shooting began around 21:30 (2030 GMT). It scared everyone," one local resident told AFP, in a comment confirmed by others.
Sporadic gunfire could be heard an hour later, and then the sounds of shooting stopped.
Military and government officials could not be reached for comment and it was not immediately possible to say whether the gunfire was linked to a spate of recent Islamist attacks in the country.