According to Sahara Reporters, a security officer revealed that the
armed sect members arrived the community in cars and sports utility
vehicles, attacked a military base in the community, and killed many
soldiers and civilian.
“They attacked as a heavy group, shooting at both civilians and
soldiers. Then one of their Golf cars laden with explosives sped and hit
one of our APC [anti-personnel carrier] tanks. The collision caused a
big explosion that killed many people and seriously injured many more.
Our soldiers killed a number of them. They were so many of them, so
there was shooting from all angles. The multiple explosions led to the
deaths of dozens of both civilians and soldiers nearby,” the source