Twin suicide bombings kill at least three in Chad

Security sources say double suicide bombings carried out by suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least three, wound 56 in Lake Chad area

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

People gathered after a suicide bombing attack in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena.

Twin suicide bombings by suspected Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad area killed three and wounded 56 others, security sources have reported.

At least one other would-be bomber was reported to have taken flight, they added. 

The first attack took place in Guie when bomber blew himself up on a motorcycle, killing one person and injuring 32 others, at the same time as a second attack was carried out in the village of Miterine leaving two dead and 24 wounded, the officials said.  

The two locations near Lake Chad, are around 100 km (60 miles) north of the Chadian capital N'Djamena.

Boko Haram was formed in 2009, and has killed thousands of innocent civilians through the years in numerous African countries. The militant group swore allegiance to DAESH in 2014.