Secretary-General: Chad market attack shows terrorism knows no bounds

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UN Secretary-Genral Ban Ki-moon. UN File Photo/Rick Bajornas

A suicide bombing in Chad over the weekend has been condemned by the United Nations Secretary-General.

At least 15 people were killed and scores others injured in the attack which took place on Saturday in the main market in the capital, N’Djamena.

It reportedly was carried out by a man dressed in a burqa, a garment worn by women which covers the body from head to toe.

Dianne Penn reports.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the "brutal attack" on the crowded market.

As the incident took place during the month of Ramadan, he said it was a reminder that terrorism knows no bounds.

Mr Ban extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Chad.

Up to 80 people were injured in the attack, and Mr Ban also wished them a speedy recovery.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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