At least three people were killed Sunday when two suicide bombers detonated in a village near the border with Nigeria in western Chad.
Xinhua news agency, quoting Hassan Sylla Bakari, Chad’s comminications minister and government spokesman, reported the attacks occurred in Ngouboua, a remote village near Lake Chad where in February Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram launched its first documented attack inside Chad’s borders.
One bystander and two bombers were killed in the Sunday blasts, while four others were injured, Bakari said in a statement. The attacks come one month after at least 37 people were killed and more than 50 injured during a series of suicide bombings in Baga Sola, Chad. Boko Haram was suspected of carrying out the attacks, which also occurred near Lake Chad where thousands of Nigerian refugees who fled Boko Haram took up residence in a camp on the town’s outskirts. Read more