Suicide attack rocks market in Chad's capital; 14 killed

It was the third attack in N'Djamena in less than a month — a spate of violence widely believed to have been organized by Nigeria-based Islamic extremists.

"After the explosion, the provisional toll is 15 dead including the bomber," police spokesman Paul Manga said.

The victims included five men and nine women who worked at the market, Manga said, adding that 74 people were injured.

Suicide bombings hit Chad's capital, kill 11, witnesses say

Five police officers were among the 11 dead, said Chad's Minister of Public Security, Abderahim Bireme Hamid. He blamed extremists for the attack, saying that "the mastermind of the network was arrested yesterday."

The other six killed were extremists, he said.

"This is a result of the search this morning. When five members of Boko Haram saw police arrest a member, they set off the explosives," Bireme Hamid said on national radio. Three others were injured in the blasts, he said.