17 people killed in southern Chad assault


The Chadian authorities said on Wednesday that at least 17 people were killed on Tuesday when armed invaders attacked nomadic herders in the country’s southern region.

A government spokesperson, Aziz Mahamat Saleh, claimed on Tuesday that civilians in Chad’s Logone Oriental region had been attacked by an armed group based in the neighboring Central African Republic.

According to Saleh, four civilians were killed in the fighting before the army drove away the assailants, killing 13 of them.

Logone Oriental Governor Ahmat Dari Bazine confirmed the attack’s casualties but did not disclose the number.

He said that the attack was carried out by the Kodos, a Chadian military group based in the Central African Republic.

We have been unable to contact a Kodos official since no one has stepped forward to take responsibility.

Following the disturbance, Saleh and Bazine reported improved security along the 620-mile-long porous border between Chad and the Central African Republic.


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