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27 People Were Just Killed in a Suicide Bombing and Nobody is Talking About It

Three separate suicide bombings have killed at least 27 people and injured 90 others in Chad at a market on an island in Lake Chad, the Independent reports.

The attacks on Koulfoua Island — all carried out by women — are suspected of being an act of the African Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, according to Lake Chad's director general of the gendarmerie, General Banyaman Cossingnar, the World Post reports. The terror group officially pledged its allegiance to ISIS in March.

This isn't the first time that the region has encountered such violence. In fact, there has been a pattern of women suicide bombers in or around the region of Lake Chad, which borders on four African nations, Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria.

In November, two women killed at least 12 people and wounded many others in Kano, Nigeria, the NY Times reports. That attack was also suspected of being an act of Boko Haram.

According to the Independent, Lake Chad has been a popular home for refugees trying to escape the recent increase in violent acts by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram, however, has been successfully finding a way to extend its reach and agenda out of Nigeria and into Chad.

Such violence has prompted the Chadian military to take action. In the summer, Chad re-introduced the death penalty for people found guilty of committing terror offenses, the Independent reports.

According to Fox News, Boko Haram's six-year campaign in Nigeria has killed 20,000 people, and the group was responsible for more than 6,000 deaths last year — more than any other terrorist group in the world, including ISIS.

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Posted by ATTN: on Thursday, January 15, 2015