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18 Apr 2020 | 11:19 AM UTC

Chad: Fatalities reported after military aircraft mistakenly shells private residence in N’Djamena April 17

At least five killed after military aircraft mistakenly shells private residence in N’Djamena on April 17; heightened security presence

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Event

A Chadian military aircraft mistakenly dropped an ordnance over N'Djamena on Friday, April 17, destroying a private residence in the capital. At least five people were killed in the blast, including the deputy commander of the presidential guard. An investigation into the incident is ongoing as of Saturday, April 18.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be anticipated in the affected area.

Advice

Individuals in N'Djamena are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.