Suicide bombing in western Chad kills at least 9

N’DJAMENA (AP) — A suicide bombing has killed at least nine people in western Chad, a local official and a resident said on Monday.

A woman set off explosives in a crowd in Kaiga-Kindjiria, a town that has been attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in the past, according to the Prefect of the Local Department of Fouli in the Lake Chad province Dimoya Souapelbe. He put the toll from last Sunday night’s attack at 10 dead and several wounded.

Chad has suffered attacks for years by Nigeria’s Boko Haram fighters, who have crossed borders and killed tens of thousands during its 10-year insurgency.