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At least 13 soldiers were killed in a mine explosion in Chad in the lake area

July 9, 2020

At least thirteen Chadian soldiers were killed in a mine explosion when their vehicle drove past the province of Lago in eastern Chad.

According to the report, the explosion occurred near Kaiga Kindjiria, Fouli, on Wednesday, affecting three army vehicles patrolling the area.

According to sources, the vehicles entered “old” mines, although the Alwihda portal, which also reports a dozen killed and about twenty wounded soldiers in the same incident, indicates that the device had been placed by terrorists.

At least 13 soldiers were killed in a mine explosion in Chad in the lake areaAt least 13 soldiers were killed in a mine explosion in Chad in the lake area

The province of Lago and especially the areas near Lake Chad were the scene of years of attacks by Boko Haram and his spin-off Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA).

The Chad army conducted a major security operation in late March after a jihadist attack that killed nearly a hundred military personnel to drive terrorists out of the area and the islands in the lake.