Overnight on 27-28 February 2024, an attack occurred on the National Security Agency headquarters in the capital N’Djamena, which left several people dead. Chad’s communications minister blamed the leader of the main opposition Socialist Party without Borders for carrying out the assault. Government officials later claimed that they have arrested the suspects and the situation in the capital city is under their control, although reports of heavy gunfire and large military deployments across the city are emerging as of the late afternoon of 28 February. Internet services in the city are also experiencing disruptions. The overall situation remains unclear. The events follow an announcement by the election agency that the first round of the presidential election will take place on 6 May and a runoff on 22 June.