U.S. Congresswomen Karen Bass and Ilhan Omar have held talks with government and civil society leaders in Niger. They're focusing on efforts to combat violent extremism. Their visit comes two years after Islamist militias killed four U.S. and five Nigerien soldiers near the border with Mali. Basstold reporters U.S. lawmakers are looking for ways to help discourage young people from joining radical groups.
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