N’DJAMENA, CHAD – On April 17 a Chadian Air Force Sukhoi Su-25 ‘Frogfoot’ fighter jet accidently fired a missile, while refueling at Adji Kossei Air Base, which is located next to N’Djamena International Airport, just outside N’Djamena – the capital of the country of Chad in Africa. The missile was fired accidently at the house of a senior army officer just outside N’Djamena, killing 5 people, including 2 women and 3 children, a Chadian Air Force official said. The missile reportedly hit and destroyed the house of the senior army officer – Mahamat Saleh Arim – located near the Adji Kossei Air Base. Saleh Arim is the deputy commander of the presidential guard and a close ally of President Idriss Deby Itno. Two others were injured in the incident. The missile reportedly struck only dozens of feet from the Chad headquarters of the French-led military campaign fighting militants in the region – Operation Barkhane. “An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of this incident,” said Youssouf Tom, public prosecutor at the N’Djamena High Court.
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