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Boko Haram attack leaves 10 people dead in ChadReuters file photo

Ten civilians have been killed by the Boko Haram terror group in Chad.

Around 30 militants attacked the village of Ngouboua on the shores of Lake Chad overnight –setting alight many houses.

"They came on board three canoes and succeeded in killing about 10 people before being pushed back by the army," a resident told Reuters.

It is the first known deadly raid in the country by the insurgents, which has killed thousands of people in neighbouring Nigeria and reportedly caused the displacement of around 3.3 million people.

The terror group has also continued its insurgence in Cameroon and most recently stormed the town of Daffa in Niger – killing five people in a bomb attack.

Who are Boko Haram militants?

Boko Haram, which fights against Western influence in Nigeria and aims to impose its version of sharia law in the country, declared an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza, along the Cameroon border, in August 2014.

The group has been raiding several cities in the north of the country in a bid to take control of more land.

Three states, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, have been under a state of emergency since May 2013, due to Boko Haram's deadly attacks.