Military Says That Chad’s President Killed on Battlefield
The stunning announcement came just hours after electoral officials had declared Idriss Deby Itno the winner of the April 11 presidential election.
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N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled the central African nation for more than three decades, died Tuesday of wounds suffered on the battlefield during a fight against rebels, the military announced on national television and radio. The stunning announcement came just hours after electoral officials had declared Deby, 68, the winner of the April 11 presidential election, paving the way for him to stay in power for six more years.…