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Many Killed In N'Djamena Following Attack On Security HQ

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Several people were reportedly killed on Wednesday following a deadly attack on the headquarters of the National Security Agency (ANSE) in Chad's capital city N'Djamena. The violence in N'Djamena came as tensions rose ahead of a presidential election set for May and June that could return Chad to constitutional rule after three years of military-backed rule. Security forces have surrounded the headquarters of the Socialist Party Without Borders (PSF), after accusing "elements" of the main opposition party of launching the deadly attack on the country's internal security agency.

The siege on PSF’s headquarters came after Chad’s government issued a statement saying several people had been killed in an overnight attack on the National State Security Agency (ANSE).

Blaming activists from the PSF for the attack, the government said, “the situation is now completely under control”.

It added, “The perpetrators of this act have been arrested or are being sought and will be prosecuted.”

The government of Chad said members of the opposition have been arrested over the attack and will be prosecuted.

The communication minister Abderaman KOulamallah revealed that the attack was led by PSF leader Yaya Dillo, who denied he was there. Although he is yet to make any comment on the matter.