Tags: AF | Boko Haram

2 Blasts in Chad Kill at Least 3, Injure 14

Sunday, 08 November 2015 11:16 AM

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Two suicide bombings in Bouboua village near Lake Chad have killed at least three people and injured 14, Chad officials said Sunday.

The first explosion went off near a public water tap and the second near a mill, both public gathering spots in the village near Lake Chad toward the border with Nigeria, said Chad's police spokesman Paul Manga.

"Among the dead was a girl and a boy. There were 14 injured, of which four are in serious condition and have been transported by helicopter to Ndjamena," the capital, said Lake Chad local official Dimouya Souapebe. According to witnesses, the two suicide bombers were women, he said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is similar to others in the area by Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

Five coordinated suicide bombings in October killed at least 36 people and wounded some 50 others in the western village of Baga Sola near Lake Chad that is home to thousands of Nigerians who have fled the extremists' violence. A man, two women and two children carried out those attacks, the government said.

Boko Haram's six-year-old uprising has left an estimated 20,000 people dead, according to Amnesty International.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Africa
Two suicide bombings in Bouboua village near Lake Chad have killed at least three people and injured 14, Chad officials said Sunday.The first explosion went off near a public water tap and the second near a mill, both public gathering spots in the village near Lake Chad...
AF,Boko Haram
202
2015-16-08
Sunday, 08 November 2015 11:16 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved