Title Human Rights Watch
Press Release
Bandikao in eastern Chad was attacked by militias composed of Chadian Arab nomads on November 4 - 5, 2006. The village chief was lured out and executed. When the villagers came out to respond, in some cases armed with bows and arrows, they were massacred. An estimated 56 people died, and 41 were wounded. Many villagers tried to retrieve the dead and wounded but they were attacked again and some were killed. The village was inaccessible for 10 days and the wounded could not be evacuated because the militias were still on the road, targeting people. On November 13, the Chadian army went in to try to evacuate the wounded.
© 2006 Kadir van Lohuizen/Agence VU on assignment for Human Rights Watch
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