jihadists attack a pirogue for the first time

In Chad, an explosion left several dead and wounded in the army ranks during the night Tuesday to Wednesday when soldiers sailed on Lake Chad. An explosion attributed by the authorities to the Islamists from Boko Haram.

as reported from Ndjamena, Madjiasra Nako

The motorized canoe carrying the soldiers was circulating among the papyrus grasses in the Ngouboua sector, on the northern shore of Lake Chad, when it was pulverized by an explosion caused by a homemade bomb.

The army regrets four dead in its ranks and 16 seriously injured who were evacuated by helicopter to the capital for treatment.

Authorities attribute the blast to Boko Haram and announce that modus operandi, an explosive device hidden in water, is new.

According to specialists in terrorist issues, the armed group has adapted its way of working. This is indeed the first time that the Islamists have planted a bomb in an aquatic environment. A tactical development of Boko Haram’s branch, led by Abou Moussa el-Barnaoui.

In recent years, former ISIS fighters from Syria have provided combat techniques and monitored the fighters in this branch of Boko Haram, located on the northern slope of Lake Chad.

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