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Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members by firing squad (Reuters)

boko haram members sentenced to death in ChadChad has executed 10 members of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram by firing squad, a day after they were sentenced on terrorism charges,

security sources said on Saturday.

“They were shot this morning at the Massaguet firing range,” said one of the sources, referring to a city about 60 km (40 miles) northeast of the capital N’Djamena.

Among the executed was Mahamat Moustapha, a 30-year-old Cameroonian who was accused of masterminding a series of attacks on N’Djamena.

More than 40 people were killed in those attacks in June and July, prompting Chadian President Idriss Deby to introduce a series of tough new anti-terror laws.

Chad is a leading country in a regional 8,700-strong military task force fighting Boko Haram. Deby says the jihadist insurgent movement could be destroyed by year end.

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