Five killed in ethnic clashes in Chad capital

N’djamena—Five people have been killed and several injured in ethnic clashes in Chad’s capital N’Djamena, the interior minister told AFP, as tensions surged in a country gripped by economic crisis.
Clashes broke out Friday between members of the Zaghawa—the ethnic group of President Idriss Deby and his army officers—and the Kreda community after a football match.
A young Kreda man was killed after the neighbourhood match and the Zaghawa later attacked a memorial service for the slain youth, possibly following an attempted reprisal attack.
“People onboard four vehicles got out at the home of the deceased,” Interior Minister Ahmat Mahamat Bachir told AFP. “A fight between the Zaghawa and Kreda followed.”
He confirmed that five people had been killed including a woman, and that several others had been injured.—APP

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