Chad military says it killed 300 rebels after attempted incursion

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    Chad’s army says it has repelled an attack by a rebel group in its northern region.

    It comes a week after presidential elections were held in which President Idriss Deby is poised to win a sixth term. Opposition leaders in the capital have called for a ceasefire and dialogue to resolve the situation.

    Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan has more from the capital, Ndjamena.

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    In This Story: Chad

    Chad, officially known as the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in north-central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the south-west, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west.

    The capital N’Djamena is the largest city. Chad’s official languages are Arabic and French. Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Islam (51.8%) and Christianity (44.1%) are the main religions practiced in Chad.

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