Nine civilians died in western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated explosives in Kaiga Kindjiria village, an area targeted in the past by Boko Haram terrorists.
The Chadian Army officials said the attack took place overnight Sunday.
“A suicide bomber blew herself up yesterday in Kaiga Kindjiria, killing nine people, two women and seven men,” an army source told AhlulBayt News Agency.
The toll was confirmed by Chadian army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermandoa.
“It is Boko Haram, There is no doubt,” the spokesman said.
Kaiga-Kindjiria, a village of about 7,000 people, is located near the vast Lake Chad region where militants hide out among islets and marshlands to launch attacks on Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria and Niger.
Boko Haram began in Nigeria but its attacks have spread to neighbouring countries. The group has also split and a faction affiliated with the ISIS group, ISWAP, is particularly active around Lake Chad.