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Chad bans burqa after suicide bombings

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Published on June 19, 2015 with No Comments

Chad said that it had arrested at least five suspects and had banned religious burqas after suicide bombings blamed on the Islamist Boko Haram killed 34 people.
The two simultaneous attacks were the first of their kind in Chad and appeared to be retaliation by Boko Haram for Chad`s leading role in an offensive against the militants. Chad, a key Western ally in the fight against armed Islamist groups both in the Sahara and Lake Chad area, revised the death toll up to 34.More than 100 people were injured in the attacks on a central police station and a police school in the capital.
Chad, a mostly Muslim country, also said it would ban head-to-toe burqas and religious turbans.”Even the burqas for sale in the markets will be withdrawn,” said Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet, who met religious leaders on Wednesday to discuss the measures.
Neighbouring Niger its security forces arrested a dozen suspected members of a Boko Haram cell that killed a civilian and kidnapped two youths during an attack on a village in the southeastern region of Diffa this week.


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