08 Jul '15, 8pm

Islamic State in West Africa claims Chad suicide attacks

Islamic State in West Africa claims Chad suicide attacks

The Islamic State’s Wilayat Gharb Ifriqiyah (West Africa Province), formerly known as Boko Haram, has officially claimed last month’s suicide attacks in Chad’s capital of N’Djamena. The attacks killed at least 23 people and left more than 100 wounded. “The brother Abu Hamza al Ansari and the brother Abu Saadiq al Ansari set out to implement two suicide operations with suicide vests on the police academy and police center in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena,” the Islamic State said in a statement. The claim of responsibility goes on to say that the operation “led to the destruction of dozens of the murtadeen [apostates] and wounded more than 100.” In addition to the short statement, the jihadist group also released photos of the suicide bombers taken before carrying out the attacks. In a separate message, the Islamic State claimed that a suicide bomber, identified as Abu Omar...

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