Eight Gold Miners Killed In Chad Minefield
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Wed 16th June 2021 | 08:40 AM
He added that both of the wounded miners were hospitalised, one suffering much more serious burns than the other.
There are frequent clashes in Tibesti, where Chad's army combats illegal gold mining and drug trafficking, and also tries to prevent incursions by Chadian rebels who strike from across the Libyan border.
According to the army, Chad's longtime president Idriss Deby Itno was killed in combat in the country's west in April while leading operations against a rebel coalition who entered the country from Libya via Tibesti.
After the death of Deby, who ruled the country with an iron fist for 30 years, his 37-year-old son Mahamat took over at the head of a military junta.