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Suicide Bomber Kills 17 In Chad

Posted: Jul 11, 2015 at 5:58 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

A SUICIDE bomber has struck outside a main crowded market in Chad’s capital, killing 17 people and injuring scores of others, a police spokesman told Al Jazeera.

Authorities said the assailant was disguised as a woman wearing a full-face veil when he detonated explosives as police tried to stop him in N’Djamena on Saturday July 11, 2015.

Two policemen were among those killed in the third attack in the country’s capital in less than a month.

Saturday’s blast came a week after suspected Boko Haram fighters killed 26 people in nightly attacks on two villages on Lake Chad.

Less than a month ago, suicide bombers on motorcycles attacked two buildings in N’Djamena, killing nearly 40 people in the first assault of its kind since the armed group threatened the country earlier this year.