The incident happened at the Adji Kossei airbase, bordering N'Djamena International Airport on Friday. The aircraft was claimed to be to be an Su-25 of the Chadian Air Force.
After going through a fuel truck belonging to the French army, also operating from the airbase in the anti-jihadist Operation Barkhane, the missile hit a nearby house belonging to a senior Chadian officer. According to local news, the explosion killed five people, including three children.
While early reports indicate it was a firing incident, the reason behind this tragic accident is unclear. An investigation is currently underway.
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