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5 killed, several seized in Boko Haram attacks in Chad: official

AFP  |  N'djamena 

jihadists killed five people, wounded five others, and kidnapped nine -- including six women -- in attacks on two villages in western Chad, an official source told AFP Thursday.

The attacks took place Tuesday night, according to Dimouya Soiapebe, of province.

"Five people were killed and five wounded" in the first assault, on the village of Bouboura, while the kidnappings took place in a second attack on the village of Ngasia, Soiapebe said.

Chadian troops were searching for the attackers and their hostages, he added.

The following night, seven cowherds and more than 200 of cattle were seized in the same area by people suspected of belonging to One cowherd managed to escape, the said.

is active mainly in Nigeria, but the group periodically stages raids in neighbouring countries such as Chad, Niger, and

It is blamed for the deaths of at least 20,000 people, mostly in Troops from Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and have been grouped into a mixed, multi-national force to fight the jihadist group.

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First Published: Thu, February 21 2019. 21:45 IST