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Triple Suicide Bombing Kills 27, Hurts 90 at African Lake

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In this photo from Thursday, March 5, 2015, a Chadian soldier and a woman walk past burned stores in the Lake Chad shore village of N'Gouboua. Boko Haram militants arrived in N’gouboua before dawn on Feb. 13, marking the first attack of its kind on Chad. In this photo from Thursday, March 5, 2015, a Chadian soldier and a woman walk past burned stores in the Lake Chad shore village of N'Gouboua. Boko Haram militants arrived in N’gouboua before dawn on Feb. 13, marking the first attack of its kind on Chad.
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A security official in the African nation of Chad says a triple suicide bombing at a market on an island in Lake Chad has killed at least 27 people and injured 90 others.

Paul Manka, Chad police spokesman, said three females carried out Saturday's attack on Koulfoua Island.

Gen. Banyaman Cossingar, Chad gendarmerie director general, confirmed the attack, saying Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram is suspected.

The Lake Chad region, which straddles the borders of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, has been regularly targeted by the extremists. Chad's government has already imposed a state of emergency in the area.

Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamic extremist group whose 6-year uprising has killed some 20,000 people, stepped up attacks this year in neighboring Chad, Niger and Cameroon after those countries agreed to help fight the insurgents.

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