37 dead in intercommunal fighting in Chad

Agence France-Presse . N'Djamena, Chad | Published: 17:24, Aug 09,2019

 
 

At least 37 people have been killed in fighting this week between rival ethnic groups in Chad, president Idriss Deby said on Friday.

‘The intercommunal conflict has become a national concern,’ Deby said at a press conference to mark the country's independence day. ‘In three days, 37 Chadians were killed in Ouaddie (eastern Chad)’.

Tit-for-tat violence between nomadic camel herders and sedentary farmers over land has escalated in the east, a strategic region on the border with Sudan.

 

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