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Govt. says anyone caught wearing burkas will be arrested

Muslim-majority Chad banned the full-face veil, ramped up security measures and bombed Boko Haram positions in Nigeria last month after the first ever attack by the armed group in its capital

Muslim women in burqa

Following the latest suicide bombing attack carried out by a woman wearing a full Islamic veil  (the burqa)which left 15 dead, Chadian police have said anyone caught wearing a full-face veil will be arrested.

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According to AFP, the national police spokesman Paul Manga said, "This attack just confirms that a ban on the full-face veil was justified," adding that, "it now must be respected more than ever by the entire population".

"Anyone who does not obey the law will be automatically arrested and brought to justice," he warned.

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Muslim-majority Chad banned the full-face veil, ramped up security measures and bombed Boko Haram positions in Nigeria last month after the first ever attack by the armed group in its capital.

Security was tightened across the capital on Sunday with police and soldiers deployed in all areas, including intersections, markets and mosques.

Nine of the dead were women traders, and fear still permeated the market on Sunday.

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