Boko Haram militants launch deadly first attack in Chad

Boko Haram Islamist fighters on Friday carried out their first attack inside Chad, killing five people in an early morning assault on a Chadian village and a military camp on the shores of Lake Chad, residents and a security source said.

“They came on board three canoes,” a Ngouboua village resident said.

A security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the militants had killed at four villagers and one Chadian soldier before the army was able to push them back.