N'DJAMENA, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 people lost their lives in pastoralist-farmer clashes on Monday in southern Chad's Moyen-Chari province, local media reported on Wednesday.
The conflicts took place in the small town named Koumogo. According to the local news site Alwihda Info, the death of a farmer following a field-related dispute could be at the origin of the clashes.
In retaliation, the pastoralists attacked the farmers, killing eight of them. Wednesday morning, a pastoralist died of his wounds sustained during the attacks, bringing the death toll of the clashes to ten.
This incident comes eight days after the declaration of a state of emergency from Aug. 20 to Sept. 10 in the Chadian provinces of Sila (east), Ouaddai (east), and Tibesti (north) to put an end to inter-community conflicts in these areas.