Violent intercommunal clashes broke out between local farmers and members of the Zaghawa community in Guiré (Ouaddaï region) on Friday, October 19. According to local sources, at least five people were killed and five others wounded in the fighting. Additional security forces have been deployed to the area to restore order. Nevertheless, further intercommunal clashes, as well as reprisal attacks, are possible in Ouaddaï in the near-term.
Individuals in Ouaddaï are advised to remain vigilant for and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
On a separate note, due to the terrorism threat, individuals in the country are advised to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the relevant authorities and to remain vigilant at all times, especially when visiting sites deemed particularly likely to be targeted in an attack (e.g. public transportation, train stations, airports, public or government buildings, embassies or consulates, international organizations, schools and universities, religious sites, markets, hotels and restaurants frequented by foreigners/Westerners, festivals, etc.). For these and other security reasons, many Western governments advise against all travel to areas near the borders with Niger, Libya, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Nigeria, and the Lake Chad region, as well as nonessential travel to the rest of the country, including N'Djamena.
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