Seven killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad
Seven civilians were killed in an attack in Chad blamed on Nigerian Boko Haram rebels, officials said on Monday.world Updated: Apr 06, 2015 20:25 IST
Seven civilians were killed in an attack in Chad blamed on Nigerian Boko Haram rebels, officials said on Monday.
The Islamist militants ambushed people on their way to a market in Tchoukou Telia near Lake Chad on Friday, Dimouya Souapebe, the deputy prefect of Baga Sola told AFP.
Some of the victims had their throats cut while others were shot, he said.
Improvised mines were later discovered along the road between Tchoukou Telia and Ngouboua close to the Nigerian border, which Boko Haram also raided in recent weeks.
The Chadian army is taking part in a regional offensive against the insurgents along with troops from Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon.
On Friday the head of the Chadian general staff, General Brahim Seid said that Boko Haram's "nuisance capacity" had been heavily limited by the military intervention.