Chad: Six killed in a suicide bombing by a woman in the west

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Six people were killed in a suicide attack attributed to the Boko Haram group carried out by a woman on Tuesday night in western Chad, a Chadian army officer said.

“Six people, including a soldier, were killed,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The attack left a number of wounded, the army officer said.

The death toll was confirmed by an official of a local non-governmental organization, who asked not to be named for security reasons.

Military sources said the attack occurred shortly after midnight in a compound belonging to a tribal leader in the Kaiga Kendriya area.

The sources added that the attacker entered and detonated the bomb as people were preparing to go to sleep. The sources gave no further details.

Lake Chad has been hit again by attacks attributed to Boko Haram since June 2018.

The Boko Haram-led insurgency, which began in 2009 in northeast Nigeria, has killed more than 27,000 people and displaced 1.8 million in the country, reaching Niger, Chad and neighboring Cameroon.

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