July 13th, 2015 10:53 EST
UN Chief Condemns Deadly Suicide Bombing in Chad
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned yesterday`s deadly terrorist attack in the Chadian capital of N`Djamena, a spokesperson for the Organization said today.
According to reports, a suicide bomber targeted N`Djamena`s central market killing at least 15 people and injuring numerous others.
In a statement released earlier this morning, the Secretary-General`s spokesperson declared that Mr. Ban extended his heartfelt condolences " the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Chad.
This brutal attack against civilians during the month of Ramadan serves as a reminder to all of us that the scourge of terrorism knows no bounds, " the statement continued.
The Secretary-General reiterates the importance of further collaboration among countries of the region to more effectively combat terrorism while adhering to international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law. "
Although the attack has, as of yet, gone unclaimed, the porous border between Chad and north-eastern Nigeria has permitted militants aligned with the Boko Haram extremist group to fan out across the region and widen their range of devastation.
In June, a Boko Haram attack in N`Djamena killed 25 people and similarly drew the Secretary-General`s condemnation.
Mr. Ban has also previously commended Chad for its courageous role " in the fight against Boko Haram as part of a larger Multinational Joint Task Force.
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