2 explosions hit Chad’s capital, kill 11, witnesses say

Five officers and six terrorists were said to have died in the blast which occurred during a police raid in the capital, N’Djamena.


Before the raid, Chad’s chief prosecutor announced, “the dismantling of a Boko Haram cell and the arrest of 60 people” as part of an inquiry into the suicide bombings.

Two suicide bombers killed at least three people and injured 16 in the capital of the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno on Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly attacks by suspected Islamist militants.

The girl took off after her companion blew up in an explosion that killed 30 people on Monday in Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, witnesses and a mortuary worker said.

“Fragements (of the bombs) collected at the scenes of the attacks are identical”, Kassim said.

Though no one has taken responsibility for the bombings, N’Djamena has blamed them on Boko Haram.

N’Djamena is a command centre for a regional force in the fight against Boko Haram, grouping troops from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Benin, as well as a base for a 3,000-strong French operation tackling fighters in the region.

Hamid said that three other police officers were injured in the bombing in N’Djamena. Nigeria’s government said the attacks were more likely launched in Niger.

That attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on two police offices was the largest of its kind in Chad.

Security has been further stepped up in Chad’s capital, with frequent identity checks and searches since the suicide bombings.


Danlami Ajaokuta, a civilian vigilante fighting Boko Haram, confirmed the hospital explosion and added that there had been a failed suicide attack by two women in Jakarna village, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Maiduguri on Saturday afternoon.

File Suspected Boko Haram fighters blew themselves up during a police raid in Chad's capital early on Monday