Chad :Triple suicide blasts on island in Lake Chad kill 30 people, injure 80

Chad :Triple suicide blasts on island in Lake Chad kill 30 people, injure 80

Security sources in Chad say 30 people have been killed and 80 injured in a triple suicide attack on an island in Lake Chad.
At least 80 other people are said to have been injured.

The attacks took place at different locations around a weekly marketplace on Loulou Fou island.

The region has been under a state of emergency imposed by the Chadian government for almost a month after similar suicide bombings carried out by Boko Haram, a terrorist group that has pledged allegiance to Daesh (ISIS).

As well as in Chad, Boko Haram is active in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon, countries which border Lake Chad.

Thousands of people fleeing Boko Haram have been seeking refuge on LoulouFou island since earlier this year.

euronews