Boko Haram attacks Chadian village overnight

Boko Haram fighters attacked a Chadian village overnight, killing several people in the first known lethal attack by the Islamist group in the country, local sources and a security source said.

Reuters| Last Updated: Feb 13, 2015, 14:23 PM IST

N'Djamena: Boko Haram fighters attacked a Chadian village overnight, killing several people in the first known lethal attack by the Islamist group in the country, local sources and a security source said.

"They came on board three canoes and succeeded in killing about ten people before being pushed back by the Army," said a resident of the village of Ngouboua on the shores of Lake Chad. 

The security source said that about 30 militants attacked the village at around 0300, setting houses ablaze.