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Government: Triple suicide bombings in Chad kill at least 15

A triple suicide bombing Saturday at a market on an island in Lake Chad killed at least 15 people and injured 130, Chad's government said. A top police official blamed the carnage on Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

The three explosions on Koulfoua were carried out by females, said Chad police spokesman Paul Manga.

Police, military and local officials had earlier said at least 27 people were killed and 90 injured. The government on national radio later said at least 19 died, including four attackers, in three explosions. It said a medical team has rushed to the scene.

The Lake Chad region, which straddles the borders of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, has...

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