Chadian president injured in clashes, dies in hospital – Source

Chad’s President Idriss Deby, who got recently re-elected for his sixth , got injured clashes rebels and died in a hospital, a source familiar the matter told Sputnik Tuesday.

The AFP reported earlier in the day that Deby, who commanded an army unit hostilities against the rebels in Chad’s , died.

The spokesman, Azem Bermandoa Agouna, said that the president died while protecting the country’s territorial integrity, according to the news .

The source told Sputnik that Deby was critically injured the clashes and died later in the hospital.

The source added that the president arrived at the front line in the to celebrate the victories against the rebels and lead the operations of the armed forces. (Sputnik/NAN)