Four suicide attackers kill at least 28 people in Cameroon



    Four suicide attackers kill at least 28 people in Cameroon

    Jan 25, Yaoundé: At least 28 people have been killed and 65 others injured when four suicide bombers attacked a market and town on Monday in Cameroon's Far North region near the border with Nigeria.

    Officials have said that two attackers targeted the market in Bodo and two others detonated explosives in town. The wounded have been taken to hospitals in Kousseri, region's Governor Midjiyawa Bakari said.

    He said, "We have information the four bombers came from Nigeria. We are investigating where they spent the night before attacking the market."

    A Cameroon troop commander, Gen. Jacob Kodji, confirmed the attack and said Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram are suspected. He said some accomplices may still be in hiding.

    Boko Haram's six-year insurgency in the region has killed about 20,000 people and displaced 2.3 million, according to Amnesty International and the United Nations.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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