Suspected Boko Haram militants have carried out an attack on Chad overnight, the first such assault on Chadian soil, security sources say.
According to a BBC report, officials reported that the fighters crossed Lake Chad by motorboat and attacked a village on the shores of the lake.
The militants were pushed back by Chadian troops after killing several people, residents said.
Chad recently joined Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon in a military coalition against Boko Haram.
Residents said around 30 militants attacked the village of Ngouboua, torching two-thirds of its homes.
“They came on board three canoes and succeeded in killing about 10 people before being pushed back by the army,” one resident told Reuters.
The number of casualties was unconfirmed but Chadian officials told the BBC that a local chief had been killed during the attack.
Chadian military aircraft carried out airstrikes against the militants, destroying their vessels, officials told AFP.