A transitional military council is established in Chad, headed by Lt.-Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, the son of late president Idriss Deby.
The military plans to publish a “transitional charter” soon.
Chad declared a two-week national mourning period after the president’s death and imposed a curfew from 18:00 p.m. local time until 05:00 a.m.
In addition, the military decided to close land and air borders “until further notice.”
Deby, who commanded an army unit during hostilities against the rebels in Chad’s north, died.
A source confirmed that the president was critically injured during the clashes and died later in a hospital.