Chad Gets Help From FBI to Investigate Suicide Blast in Capital

Chadian authorities handed over debris collected after suicide bombings in the capital, N’Djamena, earlier this month to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation for analysis, the state prosecutor said.

Authorities in the central African country identified one of three people suspected of carrying out the attacks on police facilities in the city on June 15 as Oumar Issa, also known as Issa Tchouloum, Khamis al-Gassim said on state radio Monday. The two others are still being identified, he said.

“About 60 people were questioned,” al-Gassim said. “They are nationals of Cameroon, Nigeria, Mali and Chad. Communications equipment was seized by investigators.”

Chad’s government has blamed the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram for carrying out the attacks in which al-Gassim said 38 people were killed. Chad’s army is part of a multinational force fighting the militants in the region and says it has killed hundreds of the fighters since January.

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