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Chad president says botched mutiny aimed to kill him

Chadian President Idriss Deby said that army soldiers who led a failed rebellion earlier this week had aimed to assassinate him, but affirmed in a speech broadcast nationwide that authorities had restored order in the central African state. Deby dismissed as “fanatical and manipulated” the group of soldiers who led an insurrection overnight Sunday. The uprising, started at their barracks in the capital Ndjamena, was quickly subdued without violence. A close adviser to Deby said Monday that some soldiers had been arrested, and the government said the others had surrendered on Tuesday. Full Story

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