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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Chad Bans Islamic Full-Face Veil After Suicide Bombings


Chad has banned people from wearing the full-face veil, following two suicide bomb attacks on Monday. Chad's government accused Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram of the bombings which killed more than 20 people.



The prime minister said the veil was used as a "camouflage" by militants and said the security forces will burn all full-face veils sold in markets.




Chad is to host a new regional force set up to tackle Boko Haram.




The militant group has not commented on the attack but has previously threatened to attack Chad, after its forces started to help Nigeria.




At a meeting with religious leaders, Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet said the ban applied everywhere, not only public places.




He added that any clothing that covers everything but the eyes was a camouflage.




The attackers were on motorcycles when they blew themselves up outside two police buildings in the capital, N'Djamena.

Full-face veil has also been banned in France and Congo Brazzaville 
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