Female suicide bomber kills six in Chad Aug 15, 2019 0 775 12345 AFPN’DjamenaA FEMALE suicide bomber killed six people after blowing herself up in western Chad early on Wednesday, a senior army officer said, in an attack attributed to Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadists.“Six people died, including a soldier,” in the attack in Kaiga-Kindjiria district, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.A number of people were also injured, the officer said, without giving figures.A provincial security official said a woman wearing an explosives-laden belt “blew herself up near the home of a traditional chief”.Four guards as well as a soldier were among the dead, and five people were wounded, the official said.The death toll of six was confirmed by Chadian army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermandoa, and by a local NGO.There was no immediate claim of responsibility.Kaiga-Kindjiria lies in Lac province, which abuts the vast Lake Chad -- a region shared by Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.Boko Haram launched an insurgency in northeastern Nigeria a decade ago that has since spilled over into neighbouring countries. It has carried out at least 10 cross-border attacks in Chad since 2018, mainly targeting army positions.In March, 23 troops were killed when their forward position on the northeastern side of the lake came under attack.In June, 11 soldiers were killed and six were wounded in clashes at Tchoukoutalia, according to the authorities, who said 26 jihadists were killed.Boko Haram’s campaign has left some 27,000 people dead and displaced around two million in Nigeria alone, according to some estimates. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Somalia’s al Shabaab hits govt military base, deaths on both sides Aug 15, 2019 0 373 Leave our graffiti on the walls, say Sudan protesters Aug 15, 2019 0 726 Burundi starts vaccinating health workers against Ebola, says WHO Aug 15, 2019 0 301 Tunisia approves 26 candidates to run for president in Sept vote Tunis: Twenty-six candidates, including two women, have been approved to run in Tunisia’s early presidential elections slated for September 15, the country’s electoral commission announced on Wednesday. The 26 were .. Germany charges three Iraqis for planning Islamist attack Karlsruhe: Three Iraqis are to be charged with preparing an Islamist terrorist attack, German federal prosecutors announced on Wednesday. The three, all men, are to stand trial in Hamburg. They were detained in .. Iran’s Khamenei meets Yemen rebels after blow for Saudi coalition Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader has held talks with a senior Yemeni rebel official just days after the long-running intervention against the rebels by its regional foes Saudi Arabia and the UAE suffered a major setback. .. Syrian rebels shoot down govt warplane in northwest REUTERS BEIRUT Rebels shot down a Syrian warplane in the opposition stronghold of Idlib province on Wednesday as Russian-backed government forces closed in on a strategically important town, rebel sources and a war .. US urges release of reporter Tice, missing since 2012 in Syria Washington: The United States called on Wednesday for journalist Austin Tice, who disappeared in Syria in 2012, to be freed, reiterating the belief that he remains alive and is being held against his will. Seven years to .. Yemen govt rules out talks until separatists withdraw from Aden AFP Dubai Yemen’s government on Wednesday ruled out talks with southern separatists until they withdraw from positions they seized last week in second city Aden. The fighting saw forces that back the Southern ..