August 19, 2017

Chad bans burka after bombings

Chad bans burka after bombings

Chad has imposed a ban on full face veils following two suicide bomb attacks on 15 June, which saw 34 people killed and more than 100 injured.

Accusing militants of using the veil as a “camouflage”, Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet said the ban applied to the use of full face veils everywhere and not just public places.

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Security forces will burn all full face veils sold in markets, he said, according to the BBC.

The full-face veil was also banned in May in public places in Congo-Brazzaville in a bid to counter terrorism. Read more

 

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