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JUST IN: Chad President, Idriss Deby shot dead

Chad President, Idriss Deby is dead.

Deby died on Tuesday from injuries he sustained at the war front against some rebels.

He had led a brigade against rebels in the North of the country.

His death is coming after he won his re-election for a 6th term.

Army spokesman, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna confirmed his death on Tuesday.

A statement he read on state television said Deby “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield”.

Deby, 68, won a sixth term in provisional election results released on Monday.

The late President postponed his victory speech and went to visit Chadian soldiers in the war front.

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